Colleges and universities hoping to help students hone their digital literacy skills should look to strategies that emphasize creative thinking and problem solving across a range of areas, according to a new brief from the New Media Consortium.

A new brief examines how higher education educators and administrators view digital literacy and reveals the approaches that shape how students learn, create and communicate digital content.

Digital Literacy in Higher Education, Part II: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief, sponsored by Adobe, examines the principles of digital literacy as a multi-dimensional framework and identifies exemplars that universities and colleges can look to in developing programs that empower students to hone their digital literacy skills in preparation for joining the workforce.

The report reveals the need for higher education leaders to prioritize students as creative thinkers and storytellers and build out the learning competency and creative problem solving skills in a wide range of subjects, including sciences, humanities and business courses.

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