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4 ways your institution can improve digital literacy for student workforce success

A new NMC Horizon Project brief details how strengthening digital literacy can benefit students' workforce readiness.

Forming partnerships and maintaining a maker mindset are two ways to improve digital literacy and help prepare students for the global economy they will enter upon graduation, according to a new report.

Commissioned by Adobe, Digital Literacy: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief, released by the New Media Consortium (NMC) in conjunction with the 2016 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, is intended as a call to action for higher education leaders in an effort to establish a shared vision of digital literacy and how to make it more meaningful for students.

The report comes from a sense that there exists a lack of consensus about how to define digital literacy and implement effective programs. It explores how digital learning in higher education should evolve to best benefit students.

NMC’s report highlights various examples of digital literacy models, including universal literacy, creative literacy, and literacy across disciplines, to demonstrate how programs can support a range of digital literacy skills.

(Next page: Three models of digital literacy, and recommendations to strengthen them for students)

Laura Ascione