What is in a technology competency? A recipe for the skill(ed) use of digital tools
This technical paper explores the skills needed for the use of digital technology within the context of curriculum frameworks such as the OALCF, skills frameworks such as the Essential Skills, and more generally in the workplace and for lifelong learning.
Ultimately, the paper aims to spark a national discussion among educators, program administrators, researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders, about the use of digital technology as an essential skill for all adults in Canada.
We encourage you to read and discuss the paper, and to send us your feedback.
For further reading about the context of our work, the following may be of interest:
Some research to support the further development of the ES Computer Use has already been completed. Read more about the Defining Essential Digital Skills in the Canadian Workplace, a recently released research report by WDM Consultants with funding from The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills on the AlphaPlus blog.