Digital Literacy - 21st Century Workforce Development

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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>Dr. Niran Oyekale fiimaPresident / CEO, Commit Technology &amp; Consult Limited+234(0)7031055234, (0)8183428803 commitechng@gmail.comDigital Fluency: Securing Today Empowering The Future </p> <p>The Paradigm ShiftFrom </p> <p>The Industrial Age</p> <p>To </p> <p>The Information Age</p> <p>To </p> <p>The Creativity AgeThese changes, among others, are ushering us toward a world where knowledge, power, and productive capability will be more dispersed than at any time in our history a worldwhere value creation will be fast, fluid, and persistently disruptive.The Implication</p> <p>..Something Worth Pondering on?Think about the closing of one school year and begin the transformation into another, file away just one number: 65 percent..</p> <p>..fully 65 percent of todays basic school pupils may end up doing work that hasnt been invented yet.</p> <p>Source: Cathy N. Davidson, co-director of the annual MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning CompetitionsThink back 50 years. could educators then have predicted how the Internet, which emerged globally in 1994, or the mobile phone, which appeared a few years later, would change the world? </p> <p> Think a moment about this generation These technologies have not just become tools of learning, but networking and knowledge sharing, as well as innovation and entrepreneurship.</p> <p>Think a moment further about this generation Think Again..A Fast Changing World..changing so fastThat the replication of more of the same knowledge and skills of the other days will not suffice to address the challenges of today, not to talk of the future</p> <p>Imagine.A generation ago, teachers could expect that what they taught would last their students alifetime. Rapid economic and social changesdemand Nigeria to prepare the citizenry for jobs that are yet to be created, technologies that have not yet been invented and problems that we don't yet know will arise.Reality of Time Increasingly diverse customer base</p> <p> Increasing complexity of business structures and organizations</p> <p> Expanding mobile customers and increasing electronic communication</p> <p> Increasing economic importance of digital commerce and digital contentResultant Changes in Business EnvironmentResultant Change to Process of Learning20th Century Classrooms21st Century ClassroomsTime-basedOutcome-basedFocus on memorization of discrete factsFocus on what students KNOW, CAN DO and ARE LIKE after all the details are forgottenLessons focus on lower level of Blooms Taxonomy knowledge, comprehension and applicationLearning is designed on upper levels of Blooms synthesis, analysis and evaluationTextbook-drivenResearch-drivenPassive learningActive learningLearners work in isolation classroom within 4 wallsLearners work collaboratively with classmates and others around the world the Global ClassroomTeacher-centered: teacher is center of attention and provider of informationStudent-centered: teacher is facilitator/coachLittle or no student freedomGreat deal of student freedomFragmented curriculumIntegrated and Interdisciplinary curriculumGrades averagedGrades are based on what was learnedResultant Change to Process of LearningLow expectationsHigh expectations If it isnt good, it isnt done We expect, and ensure, that all students succeed in learning at high levels. Some may go higher we get out of their way to let them do that.Teacher is judge. No one else sees student work.Self, Peer and Other assessments. Public audience, authentic assessments.Curriculum/School is irrelevant and meaningless to the students.Curriculum is connected to students interests, experiences, talents and the real world.Print is the primary vehicle of learning and assessment.Performances, projects and multiple forms of media are used for learning and assessment.Diversity in students is ignored.Curriculum and instruction address student diversity.Literacy is the 3 Rs reading, writing and mathMultiple literacies of the 21st century aligned to living and working in a globalized new millennium.The impact or response to these trends is either</p> <p>For the most part - "technology focused" Precipitated or facilitated by technology or</p> <p>Required of skills that are predominantly and significantly technology related. These trends don't seem to suggest a strong need to teach "technology for technology's sake, but technology for fluency"Understanding the TrendFluency Attained when an act is accomplished with no noticeable cognitive or mental effort. </p> <p> Having a mastery of certain skills to the point of not requiring conscious attention.</p> <p>Digital fluency An evolving aptitude that empowers the individual to effectively and ethically interpret information, discover meaning, design content, construct knowledge, and communicate ideas in a digitally connected world. </p> <p>Digital fluency develops from digital literacy and requires that an individual be as comfortable using technology as they are reading the newspaper</p> <p>Understanding the New Language Tremendous understanding of the past and current situations</p> <p> Adaptability to the digital age</p> <p> Imbibing new sets of global best practices</p> <p> Re-tooling and re-skilling to global standards Success Determinants</p> <p>IT capability to leverage technology for business differentiation</p> <p>GAPNeed for Digital FluencySource: The 451 Group and The InfoPro - 201180% of all jobs and 98% of all college degrees requires capable and proficient use of computers and Internet</p> <p>IT challenge: the need for expertise The number-one inhibitor cited by business and IT leaders is sourcing the right expertise when and how companies need to acquire it. </p> <p>According to The InfoPro, when asked to name the number-one obstacle to adopting cloud services, ~60% of executives cited Lack of staff skills/shortage of expertise. They are reporting a competency gap; employees with relevant skills are difficult to come by. When you consider the rate of change in both business and technology that IT professionals must contend with in order to stay relevant, its no wonder this is the case. </p> <p>According to these leaders, two factors comprise this issue: Sourcing Businesses typically go about acquiring IT expertise in three ways: 1) they hire it, 2) they outsource it, or 3) they acquire it through service providers or cloud services. The IT organization of the future will be much smaller and more nimble, focusing internal resources on deeper and broader business expertise while leveraging service providers who bring deep technology expertise. This represents a whole different mindset for people entering the workforce. Many new IT professionals will become consultants on contract rather than employees. Different expertise (next page)</p> <p>15 The Great ExpectationsEmployers/Parents expect graduates to be:Creative and Job readyReady to thrive in the Digital Age Cope with the challenges of the 21st century</p> <p> Think critically, </p> <p> Solve problems </p> <p>IT Capability GapData, transactions, and customer interactions are increasing exponentially2005Mankind created 150exabytes of digital data12010Created 8x more data12013Mobile appsdownload &gt; 21B22014130M Enterprise usersin mobile cloud320202T devices connect tothe Internet4IT capability to leverage technology for business differentiation</p> <p>GAPIT capability to leverage technology for business differentiation1.The data deluge: Businesses, governments and society are only starting to tap its vast potential, The Economist, Feb. 25, 2010. http://www.economist.com/node/155797172.Dataquest Insight: Application Stores; The Revenue Opportunity Beyond the Hype, Stephanie Baghdassarian, Carolina Milanesi; 16 December 2009.3. Juniper Research. http://www.juniperresearch.com/viewpressrelease.php?id=210&amp;pr=1814.The Difference Engine: Chattering Objects, The Economist, Aug. 13, 2010. http://www.economist.com/node/21009505All of this is driving a major shift in IT. In most organizations, IT is seen as an inhibitor to the rate of change and not as a catalyst. The biggest challenge CIOs face is the need to react much faster to business demands in order to use IT as a competitive differentiator. However, extensive HP research shows the typical IT department spends 70 percent of its budget on maintaining its existing infrastructure and only 30 percent on innovation to generate a competitive advantage for the business. As a result, CIOs are looking for new approaches that enable them to apply more resources toward proactively addressing their business needs. Through the use of cloud services, converged infrastructure, and strategic outsourcing, they can significantly reduce the time required to provision new servicesfrom months to hourswhile lowering the capital, deployment, and management costs to reallocate resources toward what truly differentiates. 17Widening Gap.. The Genesis?</p> <p> Climbing the Tree from the Top Climbing the Tree Bottom-UpWrongRightThe Shortcomings</p> <p>Unemployment</p> <p>Low productivity</p> <p>Incompetency</p> <p>Inability to cope with the 21st Century challenges</p> <p>Offices characterized by large volumes of files, file racks</p> <p>Documents occupying a lot of spaces, some of which are obsolete and already turning yellow.</p> <p>Retrieval of document usually difficult and an irrecoverable loss of important documents in case of fire incidence and other natural disasters </p> <p>The LINKAGEResearches show that:</p> <p>21st Century Skills = Innovative TP X Access to Technology</p> <p>21st century skills can mean the difference between being successful in school or struggling every day, and having a career, or simply getting a job. </p> <p>Nigeria needs a workforce that is skilled, adaptable, creative, and equipped for success in the global marketplace.</p> <p>A Nation in NeedNigeria must go beyond the 3Rs to:</p> <p> Have adaptiveand practical skills required to function within the community, participate fully in global digital society</p> <p> Acquire meaningful literacy within a social context </p> <p> Facilitate access to cultural, economic and political structures</p> <p> Recognize that new ways of seeing and thinking about the world is possible.</p> <p>Going the Extra MilesEmpower the workforce by enhancing their ICT skills to benefit employers and the nation as a whole </p> <p>Eradicate digital illiteracy among them and thus enhance the use of IT. </p> <p>Develop a large and highly-skilled IT community that will be one of the economic drivers of the local economy</p> <p>Creating the Standard</p> <p>The generation of Significant economic and social benefits </p> <p> Capacity to remain abreast of technology developments</p> <p>Effective use of technology to increase productivity and competitiveness in all sectors of the economy and operations, </p> <p>Canonlybe achieved if we provide the appropriate framework and inspiration for establishing a digitally literateworkforce. </p> <p>Providing the LinkMore ImportantlyThe significantrapid changes in society, the transformation of educationwhere and how learning takes place and the changing roles of students and teachers in the learning process canonlybe capitalizeduponif weprovide the framework and inspiration for establishing a digitally literate teaching force.</p> <p> Digital Literacy: The Global Solution for 21st Century Challenges</p> <p>The ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet.</p> <p>A key enabler for building an inclusive society and knowledge based economy.</p> <p> DL = digital tool knowledge + critical thinking + social engagement. </p> <p>Digital Literacy, What is it?</p> <p> Digital Literacy Model</p> <p>Do Nigeria workforce have the skills they need to use digital technologies? </p> <p>If they possess any, how are these skills acquired?</p> <p>What types of support, training, and professional development do they need?</p> <p>The BIG Questions</p> <p>The Challenges</p> <p> Bridging the gap between technology skills and innovative teaching</p> <p> Going beyond traditional software training to providing a scaffold that helps educators and personnel of all skill levels acquire knowledge. Shortage of digitally literate teachers Inadequate ICT training exercise; usually adhoc, shortterm absence of a comprehensive framework of standard that guides quality and learning outcomes. </p> <p>Individuals tend to over-assess their ICT capability when applying for employment. and where there is no agreed standard around particular skill sets, there may be a mismatch between the candidates actual ability and the employers expectation. </p> <p>Mismatch Galore Far reaching benefits touch every aspect of society and the economy</p> <p> Requirement for the immediate empowerment of our Population </p> <p>The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) credential is its universal test.Digital Literacy, Global Priority </p> <p>334/14/2015Internet &amp; Computing Core Certification: The Global Test of Digital Literacy</p> <p>33The stepping-stone into the ICT certification pathway, a fundamental tool for measuring proficiency in the latest key technologies for study, work and life.</p> <p>IC3 was created by Certiport, Inc. in 2000 to address the need for a globally recognized and accepted standard of basic computing knowledge considered fundamental to academic learning and a minimum requirement for employment -Wikipedia.</p> <p>IC3, The Stepping StoneIC3 is based on global best practices and requirements of education, test development and industry,</p> <p> laying down foundational preparation for every job and career, every field of study, and even social and personal lives that are increasingly impacted by technology.</p> <p> The single best solution for verifying and validating skills attainment and mastery in digital literacy </p> <p>As Espoused by GDLCStanding out with IC3A global training and certification program providing proof to the world that an individual is;</p> <p>Equipped with the needed computer skills to excel in a digital world. -Capable of using a broad range of computer technology.</p> <p>Ready for challenges of work, academic and life . Positioned to advanced your career through additional computer certification. </p> <p>Computing Fundamentals</p> <p>45 Questions30% SimulationVendor neutral</p> <p>Key Applications</p> <p>45 Questions80% SimulationBased on Windows 7 and Office 2010</p> <p>Living Online</p> <p>45 Questions30% SimulationVendor neutralAligned with National Standards</p> <p>Global Standard Recognition</p> <p>Recognized in NigeriaThe IC3 is well-respected internationally, endorsed and recommended by</p> <p>NITDA - National Information Technology Development Agency</p> <p>CPN - Computer Professionals (Registration Council of) Nigeria</p> <p>NUC - National Universities Commission</p> <p>TRCN - Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria </p> <p>IC3 the Missing Link From digital lite...</p>