Join us on March 25, as we discuss digital literacy
A chance to join a DWG member event
Digital Nations Group (DNG) Hangouts are online video sessions, where we explore a key DNG theme and what it means for the digital workplace.
Join us for our first Digital Nations Group Hangout of 2020 to discuss a topic currently on many agendas:
Lifelong learning: How we can nurture digital literacy across the generations
Wednesday March 25, 2020
08.00 PDT / 11.00 EDT / 15.00 GMT / 16.00 CET
DWG’s Paul Miller (CEO and Founder) and Shimrit Janes (Director of Knowledge) will be joined by Elizabeth Marsh (DWG’s Director of Research) to explore some of the key questions around digital literacy, before opening up the virtual floor for people to share their own ideas, experiences and questions.
Exploring digital literacy
The ways in which we interact with each other – with colleagues, with governments, with retailers, with media, with friends and family – all increasingly have a digital component. In order not only to get the best out of our interactions, but also to have resilience against them and to spot opportunities for improvements, we need to understand and have knowledge of the shared cultures and expectations as well as the associated risks and challenges.
With different generations, different abilities and different motivations existing across the workplace, it can seem a monumental task to create an all-encompassing digital literacy programme that supports people to develop their digital skills, understanding and knowledge.
In addition to this, there’s a need to help parts of the workforce to re- or up-skill as automation begins to replace different elements of people’s roles. Meanwhile, younger generations (growing up as “digital natives”) also need help with navigating the digital worlds in which they spend time and as preparation for their future careers.
There are no wrong answers in our Digital Nations Group Hangouts, so join us to help think through and shape the future of the digital workplace.
About Digital Nations Group
Digital Nations Group (DNG) is an initiative from DWG that explores concepts and trends of the “digital nation”, as well as stories of how technology is being used for social impact.
DNG is an opportunity to step out of the day-to-day and think big about our wider world. Because it is changing – and changing rapidly. Digitally, socially, physically, economically. And as our public sphere becomes ever more digitally integrated – through smart cities, AI, digital citizenship, new economies, and more – the opportunities for the digital workplace just expand and grow.