What does it mean to be ‘digitally employable’?
Let’s define terms:
- Suitable for paid work.
- Able to be used.
So being employable means that someone is useful and can fill a particular role, whether as an employee or freelancer, for paid work.
Having written my doctoral thesis on digital literacy, and led Mozilla’s Web Literacy Map from inception to v1.5, one of my biggest frustrations has been how new literacies are developed. It’s all very well having a framework and a development methodology, but how on earth do you get to actually effect the change you want to see in the world?
For the past few weeks, the germ of an idea has been growing in my mind. On the one hand there are digital literacy frameworks specifying what people should be able to know, do, and think. On the other there are various approaches to employability skills. The latter is a reaction to formal education institutions being required to track
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