digital literacy

Research report

1 Jun 2018

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner commissioned research into how older Australians perceive and use digital devices and the internet. This research has been undertaken to inform development of the Be Connected program to provide resources and support training to increase the confidence, skills and...

Conference paper

31 May 2018

‘Fake news’ is now embedded as an everyday term in the media. This has significant consequences for educational curricula. In this paper, we explore the broader context of the misrepresentation of data and the critical thinking and discernment skills necessary to detect it. Increasing ubiquity...

Report

27 Mar 2018

This report argues that access to digital technology for legal purposes has not kept up with changes in the community and the courts. The gap is widening, and this has the potential to cause unnecessary pressure in the justice system.

Research report

22 Mar 2018

This research project looks at how young, first and second generation Victorians are accessing and using digital technology to engage in social, economic, political and cultural life online.

Research report

1 Nov 2016

This roadmap highlights, in an accessible way, some existing and emerging digital technologies and their potential to create deeper and authentic learning opportunities in school and post-school education. Like all useful roadmaps, this report does two things. Firstly, it charts some broad directions in the...

Research report

11 Mar 2016

Australia’s digital economy is expected to grow significantly over the coming years. This growth will be fuelled by new waves of technological developments. Existing technologies such as cloud services, social media and mobile devices will see growing uses in new industries, sectors and occupations. But...

Journal article

21 Feb 2016

Slowmation is a twenty-first century digital literacy educational tool. This teaching and learning tool has been incorporated as an assessment strategy in the curriculum area of science and mathematics with pre-service teachers (PSTs). This paper explores two themes: developing twenty-first century digital literacy skills and...

Commentary

Article

23 Nov 2015

Digital inclusion ensures that no one is left behind as we move towards an increasingly digital future. For Social Inclusion Week 2015, we thought we'd outline why digital inclusion is vital for all Australians.

While many of us have smartphones and access to the...

Research report

31 Jul 2015

Provides insights into the factors affecting technology adoption for older and disadvantaged people, and provides training and interface guidelines and a potential model for other public housing communities to become more digitally aware.

Research Aims

The experience of social housing communities in...

Research report

16 Jun 2015

Digital technologies is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy with its economic contribution growing from $50 billion in 2011 to $79 billion in 2013-14.

Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Computer Society Australia’s have partnered to produce Australia's Digital Pulse which...

Book

5 Jun 2015

Shared public access to computers and the Internet in developing countries is often hailed as an effective, low-cost way to share the benefits of digital technology. Yet research on the economic and social effects of public access to computers is lacking. This volume offers the...

Commentary

Article

29 May 2015

There may be many disagreements amongst UK politicians in the run up to the election but the one thing that they do agree upon is the importance of making sure the UK becomes a digitally savvy nation. It is worrying in this context that the...

Research report

6 May 2015

In the past decade, digital divide discussions have moved from discussions of use or non-use, to a more nuanced recognition of different types and levels of access, motivation, skills and Internet use in a discourse that centres around digital inclusion and inequality. However, there remain...

Book

3 Dec 2014

Making the Connection is an e-book collection of essays commissioned by the Telstra Foundation to explore the issues surrounding access to the digital world for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Five thought provoking essays are included in the collection, authored by a range of...

Research report

23 Nov 2013

This paper offers a snapshot of the current state of media literacy programs.

Introduction

In 2009 and 2010, people coming and going in a collection of public places in Ukraine saw an unusual set of electronic billboards. “The person who uncovers that...

Journal article

23 May 2013

Abstract: In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and...

Research report

29 Apr 2011

The report is designed to give an accessible overview of media literacy among children and young people aged 5-15 and their parents/carers in the UK. The report is based on two waves of research, conducted in spring and autumn 2010. Where possible, within the sample...

Literature review

9 Oct 2009

This UK review aims to provide a critical introduction to the policies and research on the subjects of digital literacy and digital participation, seeking to show what they mean for classroom practice.

Aimed at teachers and practitioners, especially those involved in continuing professional development...

Research report

5 Oct 2009

This qualitative research report focuses on non-use and limited use of internet and mobile phones by adult Australians.

It provides an understanding of explaining factors such as lack of skills, motivation or economic circumstances, and how the digital media literacy of these groups might...

Journal article

1 Sep 2009

One of the major challenges facing educators in the industrialised today is how to best teach critical media literacies in a world of overwhelming amounts of information. All too often simple access to information is conflated with knowledge and understanding, that is, the ability to...

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