Digital Education and Learning

Digital Skills

Unlocking the Information Society

Authors: van Deursen, Alexander J. A. M., van Dijk, Jan A. G. M.

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About this book

The first book to systematically discuss the skills and literacies needed to use digital media, particularly the Internet, van Dijk and van Deursen's clear and accessible work distinguishes digital skills, analyzes their roles and prevalence, and offers solutions from individual, educational, sociological, and policy perspectives.

About the authors

Author Jan A. G. M. van Dijk: Jan A. G. M. van Dijk is Professor of Communication Science and Chair of the Department of Media, Communication, and Organization at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Author Alexander J. A. M. van Deursen: Alexander van Deursen is Assistant Professor in the the Department of Media, Communication and Organization at the University of Twente, The Netherlands.

Reviews

"If you ever thought using the Internet is straightforward, this book will change your mind. Its many complexities are laid out here posing challenges to all of us as users, and to some of us as interface and content designers, educators, and policymakers. All these challenges must be met, the authors argue, if the Internet is not to exacerbate the already problematic inequalities in our society." - Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dijk, Jan A. G. M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Defining Internet Skills

    Dijk, Jan A. G. M. (et al.)

    Pages 21-42

  • Impact: Why Digital Skills Are the Key to the Information Society

    Dijk, Jan A. G. M. (et al.)

    Pages 43-62

  • Current Levels of Internet Skills

    Dijk, Jan A. G. M. (et al.)

    Pages 63-92

  • Solutions: Better Design

    Dijk, Jan A. G. M. (et al.)

    Pages 93-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Skills
Book Subtitle
Unlocking the Information Society
Authors
Series Title
Digital Education and Learning
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43703-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137437037
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43702-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49370-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 187
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