Digital literacy

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Digital learning
Digital skills
Internet literacy
NARROWER TERMS


Discussion paper

Future delivery of foundation skills training in remote Australia: discussion paper - December 2022

This discussion paper outlines current Australian government support for foundation skills training in remote areas. The paper has been prepared to seek public views on how training delivery can be strengthened.
Report

Understanding digital poverty and inequality in the UK

In 2022, the British Academy commissioned six projects that examined different aspects of digital poverty in the United Kingdom. This report highlights the central themes and findings that emerge across the evidence base of outputs produced by the commissioned projects, and uses these findings to...
Report

Co-designing ICT strategies with older adults

As the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted, digital engagement is crucial for fostering social inclusion for older adults. This report explains the perceived risks that affect older adults the most and outlines co-designed strategies that respond to their lived experiences of information and communication technologies.
Policy report

Misinformation and disinformation: an international effort using behavioural science to tackle the spread of misinformation

This paper outlines some key behavioural insights to help improve policy responses to stop the spread of mis- and dis-information.
Report

Advancing digital inclusion in low income Australian families: interim findings report

The 'Advancing digital inclusion in low income Australian families' research project is running 2021-2024. The investigation explores the complex relationship between digital and social inclusion, and social infrastructure’s role (education facilities, charities, government services) in supporting low income families in six diverse communities. This report...
Report

Mapping the digital gap: Wujal Wujal, Queensland community outcomes report 2022

Based on 41 surveys and 21 interviews with residents and stakeholders, this report outlines the findings from an initial visit and highlights the current access and use of media, communications and online services and the digital inclusion challenges in Wujal Wujal and surrounding communities.
Working paper

Policy responses to false and misleading digital content

This working paper examines the emerging risk of false and misleading digital content and the role media literacy can play in empowering children.
Briefing paper

The digital literacy imperative

Digitalisation is no longer a sectoral issue, but is all-encompassing across sectors and actors. In that regard, the authors of this briefing paper argue that the future is already here—and investing in digital literacy programs will be critical to establishing global leadership in the digital...
Report

Digital skills and cyber security. How do we secure our future?

This report identifies where the current digital skills gaps and shortages are in the Victorian labour market and how they can be be addressed to minimalise the impact of future challenges.
Report

Skilling Australia to lock in our digital future

New technologies are transforming the ways in which we live, learn, work and play. Researchers conducted interviews and case studies with 18 Australian companies drawn from a broad cross section of Ai Group’s membership. This report outlines the findings.
Report

Mapping the digital gap: Wilcannia, NSW community outcomes report

Based on 67 surveys and 25 interviews with residents and stakeholders, this report outlines the summary findings from that initial visit and highlights the digital inclusion challenges that Wilcannia currently confronts.
Report

Don't take it as read

Too many Australians leave school with language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) skills gaps that limit opportunities and life choices. This inquiry report finds that improving adult LLND skills in Australia will help individuals find meaningful employment, earn higher wages and achieve personal fulfillment.
Briefing paper

What makes students' access to digital learning more equitable?

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become an important tool for school systems as they seek to enhance education and make it more efficient. Two examples highlighted in this brief are teachers’ digital self-efficacy and training in ICT-based instruction.
Report

'Creative Hotspots' in the regions: key thematic insights and findings from across Australia

This publication outlines the findings from the 'Creative Hotspots' project, which investigated the contemporary dynamics of cultural and creative activity in largely regional and non-capital cities and towns across Australia before the outbreak of COVID-19.
Report

Digital skills in the Australian and international economies

This paper provides an analysis of digital skills in the Australian and international economies using a mix of data sources and analysis techniques.
Report

2016 Debian Project survey: work and volunteers

The Debian survey, held in 2016, marked the first stage of an inquiry into the relationship between volunteer work in free and open source software and broader dimensions of work and employment. This report outlines the key findings from the research.
Policy report

SME digitalisation to "build back better"

This policy paper aims to improve understanding on how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) responded to the COVID-19 crisis and adapted to the new environment, and how different players in their ecosystems are contributing to their digital transition.
Report

Digital inclusion in Western Australia: what we heard

This report highlights key findings from the Western Australian government's community consultation on a draft Digital Inclusion Blueprint.
Report

Digital technology in the not-for-profit sector: November 2021

The ongoing disruptions to the way we work posed by COVID-19 have emphasised how important it is for not-for-profits to have efficient and reliable technology in place. This report aims to recognise where areas of growth and improvement are needed across the sector, so that...
Strategy

Data strategy 2021-24

This strategy aims aims to provide the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications with better access to timely, high quality data, making for better decisions and helping realise their vision of connecting Australians, enriching communities and empowering regions.
Report

Measuring Australia’s digital divide: the Australian digital inclusion index 2021

The Australian Digital Inclusion Index uses survey data to measure digital inclusion across three dimensions of access, affordability and digital ability. The research explores how these dimensions vary across the country and across different social groups. The 2021 Australian Digital Inclusion Index marks the first...
Report

Media literacy in Australia: a qualitative study

This study examines the media literacy needs of those who are already experiencing disadvantage in society due to various reasons. Among the diverse range of groups that experience disadvantage, researchers focused on the needs of four groups: multicultural communities, people with disability, older people in...
Report

Bridging Queensland’s digital divide

This report explores the state of digital inclusion in Queensland, showing the state falls behind a number of other Australian jurisdictions on aggregate measures of digital inclusion.
Report

Reducing perceived risk and promoting digital inclusion for older Australians

This report describes the outcomes of stage one of the project, 'Explore and Quantify.' This includes an analysis of 22 exploratory interviews, resulting in 22 video vignettes of older adults’ information and communication technology risk perceptions (March 2021), and findings from a survey of approximately...
Briefing paper

Supporting teachers’ use of ICT in upper secondary classrooms during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

School systems around the world are making efforts to enhance and make education more efficient with information and communications technology (ICT). This paper argues that without proper implementation, ICT use may not only be ineffective, but have a negative impact on teaching and learning.