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Digital Literacy: More information

A guide to achieving and maintaining skills to thrive in the 21st century

Digital literacy in schools

Digital Literacy School Grants (DLSG)  Grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 are available for schools and other organisations to encourage and facilitate implementation of the new Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.

Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies, and Teaching Both  (Feb 2016) Digital skills focus on what and how. Digital literacy focuses on why, when, who, and for whom.

The global search for education: digital  According to  critic, writer and teacher Howard Rheingold, the keys to good digital literacy are attention, participation, collaboration, critical consumption of information, and network smarts.


Digital literacy in tertiary education

The Guardian 20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education  ‘Mid-career is the worst time for academics and professional staff to be up to date with technology: I've just been reviewing some audits that show that older and more secure academic staff may actually have more time to experiment and are more confident to admit they need to learn. It's all about having time, having opportunities for 'peer supported experimentation' - which turns out to be the best way to learn new technical tricks, and of course, having some incentive.”

Digital and Information Literacy Framework  The Open University presents its Digital and Information Literacy Framework

Employability skills

8 digital skills we must teach our children  Digital literacy skills including the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share and create content as well as competency in computational thinking.

Inadequate digital skills risk young people missing  their dream job   This British study highlights the growing need for those aged 16-25 to develop a stronger foundation in digital skills, which is defined as being able to use collaboration and communication tools, design software, as well as understand the cloud and develop apps, as employers place greater value in the capabiliies than ever before.