Digital Competency Framework

Image source: Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (2019), Digital Competency Framework , page 12 .

The Digital Competency Framework (DCF) was created by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur in 2019, as part of the Digital Action Plan for Education and Higher Education. The aim of this framework is to develop digital competency, which is defined as a set of skills necessary to the confident, critical, and creative use of digital technologies to achieve objectives with regard to learning.

Digital citizenship and competency play a role in all content areas; the DCF is relevant to all teachers and all subject areas. This is reflected in Competency 12 of the Reference Framework for Professional Competencies: Mobilize Digital Technologies.

The DCF is supported by several additional documents, including the Digital Competency Development Continuum and Pedagogical Guide which provides example themes for each dimension.

NEW: Digital Competency posters for each dimension created by RÉCIT Pedagogical Consultants on the Island of Montreal!

Links to Interactive Posters



Links to PDF Posters

A PDF version for each of the 12 dimensions can be accessed within the Interactive Posters.

Look for the  ‘click here to download’ area in the top-left corner on the home page of the  interactive poster.

Then, use the LEFT ARROW to navigate through each of the dimensions.

Introduction Video for Teachers

Introduction Video for Students

Links to more of our resources:

Interactive tool: DCF Wheel 12 dimensions Elements and Examples

Learn more using this interactive wheel.

This interactive slide deck allows you to navigate parts of the Digital Competency, and explore the 12 elements with examples for each.

12 questions to prompt
Digital Competency dialogue

Connecting Digital Competencies to
Cross-Curricular Competencies

Printable Handout for DCF resources

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Sample Graphic Organizer
Reflecting on my Digital Competency

Sample LES for ERC incorporating the DCF
Poverty and World Hunger

Pedagogical Guide
Pedagogical Guide
Digital Competency Framework
Digital Competency Framework
Digital Competency Development Continuum
Digital Competency Development Continuum
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