Digital Fluency: Moving Beyond Literacy to Prepare our Learners to Solve Big, Bold Problems

Keynote Conversation ID: 57927
  1. Jennifer Sparrow
    Penn State University

Abstract: Students graduating from our universities are in need of not only deep knowledge of their majors, but also of an adaptability to learn and leverage emerging technologies to solve the problems and challenges that we face in this complex, rapidly changing world. The ability to adjust to the changing nature of work and the technologies is one of series of skills that round out 21 st -century digital citizenship. The additional skills include creative problem-solving, cross-cultural communications, persistence, adaptability, and more. In this interactive keynote, we will explore how we support our students in learning how to leverage advanced technologies and to provide opportunities to practice the skills needed to be successful in tomorrow’s workplace. Attendees will learn about the changing nature of work and see real-world examples of how universities are currently using innovative approaches to education to allow students to hone their knowledge, skills, and abilities that will help them in not only their first job, but also their fifth or tenth job. Throughout the session, participants will have opportunities to share digital fluency work at their institutions

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