In The New Basics report published by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), digital literacy has been identified as an essential transferable skill that will allow young people to be enterprising in their work/career choices for the future.
With the changes to business models and structures, there is a need for employees to be digitally literate. 4.2 million Australian job postings from 2012 to 2015 were collected and analysed. Employers listed the enterprise skills they desired and there was a 212% increase for digital literacy (an extra note was a 158% increase in critical thinking as an essential skill).
In a nutshell, the following graphic from Media Smarts provides a good overview of the interrelated elements under digital literacy.
The Media Smarts site helps to unpack the complexity of digital literacy within an education setting. It provides detailed information about digital literacy and related digital issues (e.g. cyberbullying, online ethics, cyber security),
research and policy content, information for parents and teaching resources for teachers.
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