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NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief on Digital Literacy

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This project was launched because there is a lack of consensus across the field about how to define digital literacy and implement effective programs. A survey was disseminated throughout the NMC community of higher education leaders and practitioners to understand how digital literacy initiatives are impacting their campuses. The NMC’s research examines the current landscape to illuminate multiple models of digital literacy — universal literacy, creative literacy, and literacy across disciplines — around which dedicated programs can proliferate a spectrum of skills and competencies. These initiatives have the potential to generate more excitement around learning for students, especially as their growing fluency enables deeper connections with others and equips them with a new lens to critically evaluate the world around them.


Cummins, M., Adams Becker, S. & Alexander, B. (2016). NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief on Digital Literacy. Vol 3.3: The New Media Consortium. Retrieved April 25, 2019 from .


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