Why is Digital Literacy Critical for the Future?

Digital Literacy is a lifelong learning process of capacity building for using digital technology, communication tools and/or networks in creating, accessing, analyzing, managing, integrating, evaluating, and communicating information in order to function in a knowledge based economy and society. These resources are "futures" oriented and encourage users to think about technological changes and the impact on education and employment.

Center for Digital Education

White Papers, Case Studies and Special Reports:

Active Learning in Education

Smart Infrastructure

The New Dynamism in Research and Education Networks

Graduating Globally Competitive Workers

Center for Digital Education

Pranav Mistry

Pranav Mistry's Sixth Sense

View Pranav Mistry and the Sixth Sense video to understand
how technology can be made low cost and available to all people.

Pranav Mistry

Razorfish Reports

Read Razorfish reports to understand the impact of social media on the economy.


Economic Impact of Entertainment Software

The Entertainment Software Association estimated that computer and video game sales grew to over $12 billion in 2009 and more than 68 percent of all American households play computer or video games. The average age of a game player is 35 years and 40 percent of all game players are women. Sixty-three percent of parents believe games are a positive part of their children’s lives.


Horizons Report

This report discusses the impact of emerging technologies on higher education from both a learning
and teaching perspective, and the time frame for adopting these new technologies. HR2011.pdf