Digital Skills Research: Interview with Natalie Frank, Manager, OLES – Literature review & framework [Audio – 6:00]

In this segment of a podcast series developed by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), the focus is on research related to digital literacy.

The manager of the policy and research group within OLES explains that an international literature review turned up a wide range of terms and concepts, including computer literacy, digital skills, e-skills, and technological literacy. Overall, these concepts have shifted over the past few years to focus increasingly on reflective rather than technical competence, emphasizing the need to connect, evaluate and interpret information.

The literature review is part of a research project aimed at helping OLES update the computer use element of the Essential Skills framework.

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