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New discussion paper addresses the need for a new digital skills framework

18 January 2024 Supporting learners, Workplace learning, Teaching strategies, Learning Progressions

Scoping a Digital Skills Framework for Aotearoa New Zealand – a new discussion paper by Dr Anne Alkema – is now available in our Knowledge Centre.

Commissioned by Ako Aotearoa, this paper explores the digital literacy landscape in New Zealand and abroad to determine the rationale for the development of a digital skills framework.

Digital skills are now considered essential skills to fully participate in modern society. In 2022, a BNZ survey found that around 20% of the adult population in Aotearoa New Zealand did not have the essential digital skills. More education and training is required, along with a digital skills framework to guide the teaching, learning and assessment of adults’ digital skills.

Dr Anne Alkema examines existing frameworks, policies, and organisations that seek to address disparities in adult digital literacy. She recommends a collaborative approach for further discussions with the tertiary sector and government agencies to determine a feasible, practical, and manageable way forward.

You can find the paper and learn more on the Digital Skills Framework project page in our Knowledge Centre.

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