Does not compute: the high cost of low technology skills in the US - and what we can do about it


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Although American millennials are the first generation of 'digital natives' - that is, people who grew up with computers and the internet - they are not very tech savvy. That fact would probably come as a shock to most Americans - especially to millennials themselves. After all, millennials are glued to their phones, tablets, and other devices. Many assume that using technology often means using it well. [This] analysis of results from the 2012 Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) reveals sobering new data on millennials' skills and attitudes. What...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Technology; Literacy; Employment; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Technological literacy; Skill needs; Employability; Educational program; Digital skills

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Change the Equation, 2015

Physical description: [4] p.

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On cover: Vital Signs: reports on the condition of STEM learning in the US
This is a Vital Signs brief - these briefs offer summaries and detail on sections of Vital Signs already released.

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 120.542

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