Living in in a digital world means you need digital skills
Exploring the futures of rural
By Wayne Kelly
The world is now a digital one. People spend hours on smartphones and computers with more devices and more online activities being developed every day. Many people use digital technologies for work, school, entertainment, and communication. This means that most of us are on digital devices all day. The ability to use digital tools and software to create and share digital content is now essential in many workplaces and will be even more important in the future. These skills are also necessary to access government services, to use digital entertainment and for keeping in touch with friends and family.
Researchers have identified that digital skills are essential not just in the future but now, and are the foundation for what some are calling “21st-century skills”, the skills needed to thrive within today’s workplace and digital society.