In the framework of Action 10 (‘Artificial Intelligence & Analytics’) of the 2018 Digital Education Action Plan, the European Commission started exploring the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and learning analytics in education to help to predict skills shortages and support education systems to respond to skills needs and trends.
As part of this effort, the Commission is supporting the development of two publicly available online services supporting higher education institutions interested in improving their educational programmes.
These services will provide valuable insights for education policy, and will allow higher education institutions to adapt to labour market needs and AI breakthroughs in specific economic sectors. This could massively help to predict skills shortages for the future and support education systems to develop targeted educational offers.
To make this a reality, we need your help to gather insights on the needs of the higher education sector and the course descriptions of different higher education programmes in Europe.
This service will link the skills acquired in specific educational programmes to those required by specific jobs in the labour market. The final online service could help to visualise what jobs specific programmes can lead to and identify what programmes best respond to the skills needed by specific jobs.
This service will help identify what AI aspects or topics should be part of a broader higher education program in order to address current technological breakthroughs. The goal of the online application will be to understand what aspects of AI higher education institutions could include in their programmes to address technological breakthroughs in specific economic sectors
Ursula von der Leyen,
President of the European Commission
We will collect:
Bachelor and master course descriptions from Higher Education Institutions
We will use AI and Learning Analytics to connect education with labour market needs.
You will use the two online services according to your specific needs.