Despite the widespread use of the term digital literacy, there is no common understanding of what is meant by it or what skills it entails. This fellowship aims to build a shared understanding of digital literacy which will inform the development of a digital literacy benchmark for students entering and graduating from Australian Higher Education institutions, bridging the gap between school skills (as defined by the Australian National Curriculum) and workplace skills (as demanded by employers).
Through an exploration of the digital literacy literature and in consultation with academics and industry, a framework will be developed to scaffold digital competency development within the curriculum. A diagnostic tool will be built which will provide a means to self-assess whether the assumed knowledge benchmark is reached.
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