Essential Skills for Digital Life

The rapid growth of information technology has opened new ways to learn, work, and connect with others. However, people need to constantly learn an evolving set of competencies and skills to pursue these opportunities. Depending on socio-cultural contexts and broader technological affordances, this can require anything from repurposing traditional literacies (information literacy, media literacy) to developing cutting edge technical competencies (robotics, programming). We explore what skills and pedagogical approaches are best suited to enable individuals and communities across varied cultural settings to participate equitably in digital life. Through this research we co-develop tools, approaches, and public policies to ensure our work has applied impacts for populations that have historically been denied access to learning opportunities.

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People & Organizations

  • Research Team
  • Andrew Gordon, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy & Governance, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
  • Chris Coward, Principal Research Scientist & TASCHA Director, Information School
  • Maria Garrido, Principal Research Scientist, Information School