About this Report
This discussion paper summarizes the key issues and questions that crop up in debates about digital literacy. It sets out our initial thinking on the need for digital knowledge and skills, what digital literacy comprises, and a framework for understanding digital skills.
To inform this discussion paper, BII+E conducted an in-depth literature review and jurisdictional scan. We also spoke to policymakers, program delivery experts, and industry experts across the country about the importance of digital skills, trends in education and training, and the challenges associated with equipping the present and future workforce with the skills to participate in an increasingly digital economy.
This discussion paper will be used to test our definition of digital literacy and our framework for understanding digital skills from across sectors. It will also inform consultations with experts on the next steps in our research agenda. This work builds on The State of Digital Literacy in Canada: A Literature Review and is being used to inform BII+E’s Digital Literacy and Coding Pilot.
Read this report to help you:
- Review our initial thinking on a definition of digital literacy, and a framework for understanding the skills that it comprises
- Understand the key issues and questions that come up in debates about digital literacy and skills
- Preview our research plans on the topic of digital literacy