Step 2 – dig deeper

According to Digital Canada 150, the Canadian Government resource, “digital skills can be understood as the ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, create and share information using digital technology”.

In other words, it is an ability to apply the knowledge of current information and communication technology in your personal and professional life. All digitally literate people are referred to as digital citizens.

Digital skills have entered almost every aspect of our life including  work. In fact, having digital competence is essential for many workplaces. Canadian employers prefer to hire those individuals who have the knowledge of current communication technologies and an understanding of how it can be used. Workplace tasks and responsibilities demand certain level of digital skills: sending emails, leaving messages, generating reports,  organizing data, collecting information and much more.

Your task

Watch the video  and  read 3 articles about digital citizenship and digital skills. Try to understand what digital skills are and why they are important in the Canadian workplace.


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