Digital skill sets for diverse users: A comparison framework for curriculum and competencies

Abstract

The City of Seattle’s Digital Equity Initiative provides a roadmap to reach the City of Seattle’s vision to become a more digitally equitable city, where technology’s opportunities equitably empower all residents and communities. The City, in partnership with TASCHA, developed a set of Digital Equity Indicators that helps measure Seattle’s progress in meeting the initiative's goals. Building upon this work, TASCHA and the City developed a set of recommended digital skills and assessments that meet the goals outlined in the indicator framework. The City will use the results to inform its digital equity program and investments and assist training providers in their program planning and delivery. The created framework and recommendations contribute to digital equity research resources for partners to use for policy, design, and curriculum development.

Recommended Citation

Wedlake, S., Lothian, K., Keyes, D., & Coward, C. (2019) Digital skill sets for diverse users: A comparison framework for curriculum and competencies. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School.

Keywords

digital equity, digital skills, curriculum, frameworks