New Digital Literacy Guide to Support Adult Learners
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and Digital Promise released a guide to promote digital literacy for adult learners. The guide is a welcome addition as nearly 1/3 Americans currently struggle to perform their job effectively due to limited digital problem-solving skills.
Guide: Promoting Digital Literacy for Adult Learners
The 80-page guide, “Promoting Digital Literacy for Adult Learners,” was released to support educators, tutors, and mentors who are working with adult learners on building digital literacy skills. The guide provides the following and more:
- information on digital literacy, digital equity, and digital resilience,
- reflective exercises that explore how personal skill sets, life experiences, and support systems impact each person’s digital literacy journey,
- suggested handouts and lesson plans (including pair exploration, guided activities, and more),
- strategies on how to best engage and accommodate the learning needs of each learner,
- a list of Yes or No questions that can help assess a person’s (or your own) digital literacy skills,
- and additional resources for further reading or learner engagement.
- Nearly 1/3 Americans currently struggle to perform their job effectively due to limited digital problem-solving skills, especially among people of color from both immigrant and non-immigrant backgrounds. (National Skills Coalition)
- A growing digital racial gap could cause 76% of Black Americans and 62% of Hispanic Americans to be shut out or be under-prepared for 86% of jobs in the U.S. by 2045. (Deutsche Bank)
- More than 50% of jobs that require a high school diploma or less are expected to be automated in the next decade. (McKinsey Global Institute)
View the Guide