DRAW Report Theme 1 Overview: Defining Digital Skills and Resilience
DRAW Theme 1 Overview
Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW): Findings from a National Landscape Scan on Adult Digital Literacy Instruction
Theme 1: Defining Digital Skills and Resilience
"Having the awareness, skills, agility, and confidence to be empowered users of new technologies and adapt to changing digital skill demands. Digital Resilience improves capacity to problem solve and upskill, navigate digital transformations, and be active participants in society and the economy"
DRAW embraces the term digital resilience, developed in 2020 by the Digital US Coalition. In focus groups conducted for the scan, learners themselves, "noted the diverse ways each of them uses technology in their daily lives and work." The framework which best represents this aspirational goal for adult learners is the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) SkillRise Profile of a Lifelong Learner. The profile links digital skills to behaviors, mindsets, and actions and describes five learner features (diagram below):
Other frameworks detailing foundational digital skills for adults are listed below. More are listed in the document itself.
- Seattle’s Digital Equity organized into 10 categories and 74 distinct digital skills - Digital Skill Sets for Digital Learners
- Maryland’s Digital Literacy Framework for Adult Learners defines different elements required to navigate in an ever-evolving digital landscape.
- The European Union’s Digital Competence Framework for Citizens (DigComp 2.2) has five areas of digital competence with hundreds of examples of related knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
To learn more about the DRAW project, its resources, professional development, and findings, read more in the following blog series:
Putting Digital Literacy and Digital Resilience into Frame
Posted April 28, 2022
Digital Digest: The Digital Skills Library
Posted May 11, 2022
Advancing Access and Digital Equity: Challenges and Solutions
Posted June 16, 2022
Digital Digest: Selecting an Assessment for Digital Literacy
Posted June 23, 2022
Report: Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW): Findings from a National Landscape Scan on Adult Digital Literacy Instruction
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