Category Archives: digital literacy

Covid-19: How is Italy coping with school closure?

By Anna Cristina D’Addio and Francesca Endrizzi, GEM Report Italy is at the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic. With schools and universities closed at the end of February in the most affected areas of Italy, and closed nationwide on March … Continue reading

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Covid-19: Where’s the discussion on distance learning training for teachers?

A lot of the discussion, and rightly so, has been about the effect of school closures on students. Education, as they know it, stopped from one day to the next. But what about teachers? Just as students are new to … Continue reading

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How technology can boost accountability in education

This week, as UNESCO’s annual flagship event on ICTs in education Mobile Learning Week, is taking place in Paris, the GEM Report takes a look at the growing interest in the role of technology and big data in facilitating citizen … Continue reading

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A global framework to measure digital literacy

By Manos Antoninis, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report, and Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics From the cocoa farmer in Ghana using a mobile phone to market crops to the nurse in Sweden using telehealth … Continue reading

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What do we mean by literacy in a digital world?

The meaning of the word literacy has developed continuously over the years. Today, the fact that International Literacy Day is on the theme of literacy in a digital world reminds us how the world has changed. At the end of … Continue reading

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DigComp: A framework helping young people to use their digital skills to find work

Today, in an everyday digital world surrounded by videogames, smartphones, digital social networks and online chats,  still 45% of the European Union population and 37% of its labour force have insufficient digital skills. Having digital skills is nowadays also relevant … Continue reading

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