Update: As of the 1st of August 2020, all the activities of the Information Technology Foundation for Education were transferred to a new state authority called the Education and Youth Board (Haridus- ja Noorteamet). The new board is directly subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Research.
For information about digital solutions in Estonian education, please visit Education Estonia - the official source on Estonian education in English.
Related materials on digital competence
- Digital Competence: Empowering teachers and students - Education Estonia
- Digital competence: teaching 21st-century skills
The aim of the Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA) is to ensure that teachers at all levels of education have modern digital skills and they know how to use them in their area of teaching.
The HITSA’s Innovation Centre develops an evaluation model of educational technological skills, which is meant as a self-analyses tool and professional development support tool for teachers and for their evaluation. The evaluation model and the development of training courses are based on the digital skills standards of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which provide an ideological framework for learners, teachers and educational managers to follow.
To improve these competencies. Innovation Centre organises briefing sessions, training courses, seminars and conferences.