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 meaning and impact of digital literacy can get lost in the sea of technophile soundbites we hear every day. There is an implicit understanding that more or better digital literacy skills are needed in order to effectively participate in education, business, commerce, and other aspects of contemporary society. But what does it really mean to be digitally literate, and which standards do we use?” said Dr. Eden Dahlstrom, NMC Executive Director. “This report sheds light on the meaning and impact of digital literacy using cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary approaches, highlighting frameworks and exemplars in practice.”

Download the full report at http://www.nmc.org/news/nmc-releases-second-horizon-project-strategic-brief-on-digital-literacy/