Project Results

The present report focused on the involvement of individuals with learning difficulties as Digital Coaches in Austrian primary schools. From the perspective of Digital Coaches, they valued their work due to engaging and diverse activities with children but expressed a need for increased visibility and regular salaries. Communication and exchange were crucial, and some challenges included long working hours, succeeding previous Digital Coaches, and managing the emotions of the children.

Teachers and school leaders in Austria viewed Digital Coaches as crucial support that enhanced the digital and social skills of students and educators. However, challenges existed in terms of limited time for collaboration with Digital Coaches. Students perceived Digital Coaches as versatile support but were uncertain about their role in the school. The overall positive impact of Digital Coaches was clearly expressed, emphasizing the need for clear frameworks and compensation.

In Ireland, potential Digital Coaches expressed enthusiasm and appreciation for their future role, aiming to contribute positively to the learning environment. However, Irish teachers and school leaders were not familiar with the project, resulting in limited participation in the survey. Keyworkers in Ireland anticipated positive outcomes but voiced concerns about communication and interaction issues, highlighting the necessity for extensive training

Research Report
Digital coach resources
Training materials
handbook for school
how to train the digi coaches