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Digital Literacy

What is “digital literacy” and what are promising strategies for improving digital literacy in the 21st Century? What building blocks are already out there? And what hurdles do we need to overcome?
In this research area, we explore insights, seek to identify goals and offer tools for broadening digital literacy, defined as skills needed to meaningfully engage with (and participate in) the digital world.

Youth and Artificial Intelligence: Where We Stand by members of the Youth and Media team at Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, highlights some of the team’s initial learnings and exploratory questions around the ways young people (ages 12-18) may interact with and be impacted by AI technologies.
This framework provides commentary and recommendations on how digital inclusion and digital equity initiatives can allign to and help accelerate progress towards UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility, a guide for college students and anyone wanting to enter the tech industry to help navigate ethical issues in the tech.
This is the first discussion paper of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship research series aiming to help policymakers and other stakeholders understand the growing need for digital literacy in Canada’s workforce. It sets out our initial thinking on the need for digital knowledge and skills, what digital literacy comprises, and a framework for understanding digital skills.
This is the third in a series of new Essential Guides published by First Draft. Covering newsgathering, verification, responsible reporting, online safety, digital ads and more, each book is intended as a starting point for exploring the challenges of digital journalism in the modern age.

Society and the Internet

How is society being reshaped by the continued diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work? Society and the Internet provides key readings for students, scholars, and those interested in understanding the interactions of the Internet and society.
This is the third in a series of new Essential Guides published by First Draft. Covering newsgathering, verification, responsible reporting, online safety, digital ads and more, each book is intended as a starting point for exploring the challenges of digital journalism in the modern age.

Literacy Now

The Media Ethics Lab to host a one-day design thinking event to develop a framework applicable to our topic: Literacy Now: designing building blocks for education and civic engagement in the digital age.

Contract for the Web

This is the third in a series of new Essential Guides published by First Draft. Covering newsgathering, verification, responsible reporting, online safety, digital ads and more, each book is intended as a starting point for exploring the challenges of digital journalism in the modern age.
Written by Carolyn Wilson for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, this paper explores media and information literacy and its importance to understanding democratic rights, active citizenship, and technological literacy. Filled with key concepts, sample questions, and additional resources, it is essential reading for both educators and the wider public.