Dive Deeper into the DRAW Landscape Scan
AT A GLANCE
What remaining resources and approaches are most relevant for educators seeking to increase digital literacy and digital resilience for an adult learner population? These deep dives into the Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW) findings, from our national landscape scan on adult digital literacy, offer a closer look into resources and approaches for adult educators to use in the classroom. Explore the chapters of the DRAW landscape scan for a robust exploration of invaluable resources for digital literacy, instruction, and resilience. Deep dives are available below for download.
Instructional Approaches & Practices
This publication shares findings from the Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW) initiative landscape scan and responds to questions raised in interviews with learners and practitioners about how educators can best support adult learners in developing the digital skills required to secure a better future for themselves. While the scan showed that the teaching of digital skills has increased since the onset of the pandemic, it also showed that there still is a great need for a more strategic approach.
To accompany the "Instructional Approaches and Practices" deep dive, the DRAW team created a series of workbooks that contain a list of resources valuable to the field.
Advancing Access & Digital Equity
As described in the DRAW landscape scan and blog "Advancing Access and Digital Equity" digital divides reflect longstanding inequities in American society, such as income and wealth gaps and uneven access to high-quality K-12 education. This deep dive shares findings related to advancing access and digital equity from the national landscape scan conducted for the DRAW initiative.
To accompany the "Advancing Access and Digital Equity" deep dive, the DRAW team, developed a resource outlining device and internet access efforts, initiatives, and emerging practices, available for download below.
Defining Digital Skills & Resilience
In this deep dive, we explore two themes: lifelong and life-wide learning and digital skills for employment. What do digital resilience and digital literacy mean? We explored this topic a bit in our blog, "Digital Digest: Putting Digital Literacy and Digital Resilience into Frame," but the deep dive offers more context surrounding this topic.
The DRAW team developed a list of policy resources and a list of frameworks, definitions, and standards to accompany the "Defining Digital Skills and Resilience" deep dive, which is available for download below.
Digital Skills Content & Curriculum
This deep dive explores existing instructional content and use as well as opportunities to improve the quantity and quality of resources available to learners and practitioners.
To accompany the "Digital Skills and Curriculum" deep dive, the DRAW team created a list of resources and a list of teaching content.
Assessing & Validating Digital Skills
This deep dive thoroughly explores the practices and models for assessing digital skills and opportunities to improve assessment and skills validation in adult education. For further exploration into this topic, check out our Digital Digest Blog: Selecting an Assessment for Digital Literacy.
To accompany the "Assessing and Validating Digital Skills" deep dive, the DRAW team developed resources that contain a robust list of assessment tools and in-demand skills. These resources are available for download below.
Practitioner Professional Development
Adult education leaders must look critically at the digital skills of their workforce and invest in effective professional development (PD) practices that enable practitioners to build their own digital resilience so that they have the capacity to integrate digital skills instruction in content. Research supports the need of adult educators to have strong digital literacy skills, an understanding of how digital platforms work, and the ability to effectively integrate technology in teaching and learning.
To accompany the Practitioner Professional Development deep dive, the DRAW team developed a resource with a list of models, research, and platforms that adult educators can use in their professional development of delivering digital instruction. Download the resource below.