Today, and into the future, consulting archival documents increasingly means reading them on a screen.
As our societies lose paper trails and increasingly rely on digital information, historians, and their grasps of context, will become more important than ever.
If you know how photo editing works, you might have a leg up at spotting fakes.
People fall for fake photos regardless of whether they seem to come from Facebook or The New York Times. What actually helps?
Media critic and educator Neil Postman’s 1985 book ‘Amusing Ourselves to Death’ warned of the dangers when all media is entertainment, especially when people lack critical media literacy skills.
Students -- and indeed all of us -- must learn to ask questions about what stories are told, and the implications of what stories are not being told.
School libraries are no longer just places where books are stored.
The role of the school library has evolved. Today's school library goes beyond providing books. It must include teaching children digital literacy and how to critically evaluate information online.
Technology, when used right, can enhance learning for students.
Technology has good potential to help students learn, but it must be used appropriately to keep students moving, learning and working together.
Poor communication isn’t the problem, it’s the inability of leadership to understand what’s being communicated.
An inexperienced senior executive may defer to inappropriate sources for advice, treating technical disagreements as personality conflicts or interference.
High level interpersonal and problem solving skills are what will make you employable in a digital world.
Despite the hype about STEM skills, research shows interpersonal, problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills will make you more employable in the 21st century.
Indonesia should start a nationwide movement to combat digital illiteracy, a hidden inequality that persists in much of the country.
Indonesia has a lot of catching up to do to provide its people with skills, including digital literacy, to find jobs in a shifting landscape propelled by innovation in digital technology.
Families should be more involved in digital literacy education as parents are the ones who introduce digital media to their children.
Dozens of voluntary researchers in nine Indonesian cities mapped digital literacy activities and they found the country needs much more to solve their digital media problems.
Which emoji captures how you’re feeling today?
Emoji provide a living language that is representative and inclusive in ways that words can't always be. Just be careful if you use the eggplant or peach emoji.
How can we make sense of information in today’s connected world?
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Researchers have found that today's students, despite being 'digital natives,' have a hard time distinguishing what is real and what is fake online. Metaliteracy might provide the answers.
Who are adult learners and what takes them back to school?
A large number of adult learners are going back to community colleges to acquire new skills. Are they acquiring the skills necessary for today's technology-rich job environments?
With automation a real threat to future jobs, school curricula have to keep up with the times.
In a report released this week, the Foundation for Young Australians claims that up to 70% of young people are currently preparing for jobs that will no longer exist in the future.
Too many older people feel socially excluded.
Older people aren't all lonely for the same reasons – we need different solutions to help them feel socially included.
To understand the wide array of information in today’s world, we need a different kind of literacy. Some researchers call that 'metaliteracy.'
Can we do this in every lesson?
For the first time, teachers have voted for the best ebooks to use in school.
Is giving pupils iPads enough to revolutionise learning?
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Educational technology can be a powerful tool, but it must be accompanied by new, modern teaching methods.
Only 3% of elderly people know how to access health-related information.
With more health information going online, it has never been easier to proactively manage our health. Problem is, the people who would benefit the most are using it the least.
It’s not just about getting a job.
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