Many learners enter further and higher education lacking the skills needed to apply digital technologies to education. As 90% of new jobs will require excellent digital skills, improving digital literacy is an essential component of developing employable graduates. (JISC, 2011)
The key elements of the report seems to suggest that even though students are familiar with technology and have been identified as digital natives (Prensky, 2001) the truth often shows capabilities are lacking and tend to be ICT centric. Digital know how is often limited by aging technology and previous experiences, with students tending to be literate in the social aspects of the technology but unaware of more advance techniques. (JISC, 2011).
Previous studies of digital literacy have failed to produce what graduate employers require, namely the ability to be flexible and having good judgment in a digital environment. (JISC, 2011)
An issue both common to student and tutors alike…
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