digital literacy

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Digital Literacy for Gilrs – #eSkills4Girls

Under Germany’s G20 presidency in 2017, the initiative #eSkills4Girls was launched to improve digital skills and employment perspectives for girls and women in particular in low income and developing countries. As part of the initiative,a report was published which examines the factors that influence the pathways of girls and women who aspire to enter, are … Continue reading

Numeracy and Digital Literacy in China – Children in the AI arms race

Six months after Alpha Go’s stunning victory, I went to Shanghai to see firsthand how China’s schools can give them the edge. In 2013 the city’s teenagers gained global renown when they topped the charts in the PISA tests administered every three years by the OECD to see which country’s kids are the smartest in … Continue reading

Digital Literacy – Conclusions from international comparative surveys

While digital technology plays an increasingly important role in our lives, and political systems are mobilizing to make the most of its leverage effect on innovation and economic growth, 56% of adults lack digital skills, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This report looks at the conditions impacting the development of … Continue reading

Digital Literacy in Canada – The landscape of opportunities for learning digital skills is fragmented and difficult for some learners to navigate

Levelling Up: The Quest for Digital Literacy maps the digital literacy education and training landscape in Canada highlights the types of digital skills that people in Canada are pursuing, sheds light on barriers to access, and identifies existing gaps and potential opportunities to improve the development and supply of digital literacy skills. The growth of … Continue reading

Digital literacy in Europe – Regional development and computer experience

This figure shows GDP per inhabitant in purchasing power adjusted € expressed as a percentage of the average GDP per inhabitant across EU-28 NUTS-2 regions, and the percentage of individuals in each NUTS-2 region that have never used a computer. Data is obtained from Eurostat and is available for 147 NUTS-2 regions. Also shown is … Continue reading

Are workers ready for a digital world?

In an increasingly digital world where the skill needs of employers are continuously evolving, policy makers need to make sure that everyone can participate and learn new skills. Recent technological change has shifted skill demands predominantly towards high- level skills. Workers need to be prepared to change jobs over their working life while avoiding unemployment … Continue reading

ICT skills – The new literacy

“The new literacy” is the term Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, uses to describe an individual’s skill in mastering information and communication technologies (ICT). She justifies her choice of this phrase by arguing that “the online world is becoming a bigger part of everything we do. No wonder these [ICT] skills are becoming … Continue reading

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