Competency profile of the digital and online teacher in future education

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As education progresses in the digital era and in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, learning will be adaptive and individualized to meet the needs of individual learners. This is possible because of emerging technology, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. This study is making significant contribution to future education by identifying forces that are shaping education and developing a competency profile for the digital teacher of the future. The research conducted focus groups and interviews with education experts from six countries to identify the forces shaping education in the future and the competencies required by the digital teacher to function effectively. The Competency Profile for the Digital Teacher (CPDT) can be used to train and orient the digital teacher of the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-318
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • 21st century education
  • Digital teacher
  • Fourth industrial revolution
  • Future education
  • Online learning
  • Online teacher
  • Teacher competencies


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