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Digital literacy

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Digital learning
Digital skills
Internet literacy
NARROWER TERMS


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.
Strategy

Digital culture strategy 2021-24

This strategy document sets out the Australia Council for the Arts' vision for a digitally-enabled and thriving arts and cultural industry. It provides an overarching framework to guide their approach and priorities for digital development.
Briefing paper

Are 15-year-olds prepared to deal with fake news and misinformation?

Preserving democratic values and reinforcing trust in public institutions relies on having well-informed citizens. This paper argues that students must develop autonomous and advanced reading skills, that include the ability to navigate ambiguity, and triangulate and validate viewpoints.
Working paper

The OECD Framework for digital talent and skills in the public sector

This paper presents the OECD Framework for Digital Talent and Skills in the Public Sector, which highlights the need to create the right working environment, secure the right skills, and evolve the right workforce to support a progression from e-government to digital government.
Evaluation

Improving the digital inclusion of older Australians: the social impact of Be Connected

This evaluation found the 'Be Connected' program has had a significant impact on building the digital skills, confidence and online safety practices of older Australians. It finds that the program represents an appropriate, effective and efficient investment in the digital inclusion of older Australians.
Report

Accelerating Digital: learning from a digital inclusion accelerator programme

This report is intended to act as a resource for any individual – or organisation – with an interest in building capacity in their sector to improve outcomes for users and organisations. While the learning stems primarily from the Carnegie UK Trust’s #NotWithoutMe accelerator programme...
Report

Learning in a pandemic

Sixteen million people across Europe were unemployed in September 2020, a rise of about two million since the beginning of the pandemic. FutureFit is a major training and research project up-skilling over 1,000 workers at risk of job displacement. This report presents the findings from...