Digital education

At Telefónica, we identify and analyse new educational trends, we experiment with them, we gain an understanding of their implications in pedagogical processes, we divulge this understanding and we apply it to the most vulnerable sectors of society.

The use of ICT can have a significant impact on the provision of quality education. For this reason, Telefónica Digital Education's objective is to work to promote a technological transformation in the educational world based on four fundamental elements.

Support for the Inclusion of ICT in the educational system

The use of new technology in the classroom is becoming the norm. Both teachers and pupils are demanding applications which facilitate students' personalised and collaborative learning. Telefónica offers them different solutions to choose from:

  • For educational centres​​
    • Wepack, an educational package that covers all classroom needs. It consists of: devices for pupils and teachers; management; administration and security; and advice from educators and trainers aimed at guiding teachers through the transition process towards digital education.
    • Wepack includes Weclass. With this tool, teachers can upload both their own content and that of publishers whose material they usually work with. It also enables them to upload assessment marks, follow pupils' performance, assign them tasks, and so on. Pupils and their parents can see the content, access the work and exercises, update their diaries, view their notes and so on.
    • Infantium. This is the solution for the education of young children which complements Weclass and which was implemented in 2014. Infantium aids the development of multiple intelligences. Open Weclass projects have been implemented as part of the curriculum in various schools in Brazil.
  • For management teams​
    • The Sextant Model is an intervention model which accompanies management teams on their journey towards educational excellence by means of continuous improvement and innovation, managing change throughout the educational project at the centre.
  • For teachers​
    • Scolartic is a social learning space where teachers can train, find information and exchange best practices and educational experiences. 
    • CODE is a project whose purpose is to support Technology and IT teachers in the delivery of a new Programming subject. The first experience with CODE was carried out during this school year in the Autonomous Community of Madrid. This project has helped teachers to strengthen and develop their technology skills, providing them with educational tools for use in the classroom.

  • For teenage pupils​
    • Owlas is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform, with video-based courses covering obligatory and non-obligatory secondary education subjects in Spain. Owlas is the perfect consolidation tool for pupils when they leave the classroom.

Employment Training which develops new ICT Skills

At Telefónica we are aware of the gap between the skill requirements needed to fill technological vacancies and the profiles of candidates who apply for them. The aim of our solutions is to redress this lack of technological skills training which currently exists among job seekers.

Updating professionals' knowledge and skills 

On-the-job training is another growth area within the field of education. At Telefónica we have developed training models for companies which combine the know-how of in-house experts with training and certification platforms. One example of this is Learn4Sales, our project focused on sales training, which is adapted to society's current demands for increasingly sophisticated knowledge by means of successful social learning models. 

Democratisation of access to digital learning by means of MOOCs

Access to free knowledge from prestigious universities is revolutionising the education model. The Miríada X platform is a Telefónica Digital Education and Universia (Santander Group University Network) project. Through 1,290 universities in Latin America it has become the first Spanish-speaking online platform of open courses, with more than 1 million students signed up. The potential customer-base for these courses amounts to a total of 600 million Spanish and Portuguese-speaking people. Since the project was launched, more than 200 courses from 45 different universities have been published and it has a teacher community comprising 1,234 members.

With these solutions, Telefónica Digital Education is present throughout the lifelong process of digital learning, providing for a range of objectives by means of customised solutions and by fostering the development of people who meet the demands of the future.