Digital Skills Research: Interview with Natalie Frank, Manager, OLES - Next steps
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This audio file is part of a podcast series developed by Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), describing a research project that will help to update the computer use element of the Essential Skills framework.

In this segment, the manager of the policy and research group of OLES discusses what will happen now that the research has been completed. The next step includes coming up with a definition of what is meant by "digital skills" as an Essential Skill in the Canadian context.

Then these skills constructs will be broken down in order to describe the elements that make them more or less difficult to perform. That will allow for the development of a reliable scale on which people's skills can be graded and through which job tasks can be given complexity levels for the purposes of profiling occupations.

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