It’s a digital world. I was reminded recently of just how digital it’s becoming speaking to a retired friend who doesn’t have a computer. It’s going to be almost impossible for her to pay her rent by the end of the year. Because I spend so much time with people who are digital savvy, if not digital natives, I tend to forget just how many levels there are to digital learning.
Familiar with tools like word and excel, can use the internet, understands the risks and knows what signs to look for to check that a site is safe.
Learning focus = tools.
Can use all the tools, websites and apps in daily life. Can do basic trouble-shooting when things go wrong.
Learning focus = autonomy
Can use tools independently and teach themselves how to use new tools, can find new information and tools, can contribute online to social media or discussion groups, understands “netiquette”. Has strategies to avoid trolls, scams and social engineering. Can work with colleagues online
Learning focus = behaviours
Your role at work is around digital, either in producing content, running digital campaigns, online marketing, digital projects or change management for digital transformation.
Learning focus = delivering value
Leading digital transformation or development of new ways of working in digital. Expert at using the collaboration techniques including Work-Out-Loud and Results Only Work Environment.
Learning focus = helping others increase their digital knowledge
Do you agree? Are there other levels or things you’d add to these levels?
Let me know in the comments – I feel a series coming on.
Image: Kids these days | Louise McGregor | CC BY-4.0