Digital Literacy in Higher Education, Part II: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief

Abstract

The New Media Consortium (NMC) has released Digital Literacy in Higher Education, Part II: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief, a follow-up to its 2016 strategic brief on digital literacy. Commissioned by Adobe, this independent research builds upon the established baseline definitions of digital literacy from the 2016 brief, examining digital literacy through a global and discipline-specific lens to reveal new contexts that are shaping the way learners create, discover, and critically assess digital content.
The NMC’s research examines the current landscape of digital literacy frameworks to illuminate its multiple dimensions technical, psychological, and interpersonal around which students’ ability to produce new content generates a sense of empowerment. 

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