Digital Literacy and Adult Learners

Academics, researchers, educators, experts, and policy makers have acknowledged digital skills as one of the key competences for participation in the workforce, lifelong development, and active participation in society. The main argument is that people who can understand and effectively use digital means and facilities are significantly empowered and advantaged in terms of educational opportunities and success; professional development; employment prospects; access to online government, public, and social services; civic participation; and many other aspects of their personal and social life. Literacy demands have changed along with changes in society and technology. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly considered as the critical factor in widening participation in learning. In order to be literate in today’s media-rich environments, young people and adults need to develop ...

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