New research reveals that many adults suffer from a "digital readiness" gap that impacts their preparedness and comfort in using digital tools for online learning.

U.S. adults fall along a spectrum of digital readiness, ranging from those who are fairly prepared to those who are relatively hesitant, according to Digital Readiness Gaps, a new report from the Pew Research Center.

Adults who hesitate to embrace technology for their learning are below average on the measures of readiness. They may need help with new electronic gadgets or have difficulty determining whether online information is trustworthy.

Those whose profiles display a higher level...

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