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Preparing for Life in a Digital World

IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study 2018 International Report

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  • Systematically assesses the ability of grade eight students to use Information and communication technologies

  • Reports computer and information literacy achievement against an established cross-national empirical scale

  • Uses data from 13 education systems to provide an overarching perspective of the IEA ICILS data

  • Provides a key resource for monitoring the quality of digital education

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction to the IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study 2018

    • Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman, Daniel Duckworth
    Pages 1-14Open Access
  3. The contexts for education on computer and information literacy and computational thinking

    • Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman, Daniel Duckworth
    Pages 15-50Open Access
  4. Students’ computer and information literacy

    • Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman, Daniel Duckworth
    Pages 51-88Open Access
  5. Students’ computational thinking

    • Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman, Daniel Duckworth
    Pages 89-112Open Access
  6. Students’ Engagement with Information and Communications Technologies

    • Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman, Daniel Duckworth
    Pages 113-173Open Access
  7. Teaching with and about information and communications technologies

    • Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman, Daniel Duckworth
    Pages 175-214Open Access
  8. Investigating variations in computer and information literacy and computational thinking

    • Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman, Daniel Duckworth
    Pages 215-237Open Access
  9. Reflections on the IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study 2018

    • Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman, Daniel Duckworth
    Pages 239-249Open Access
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 251-297

About this book

This Open Access book summarizes the key findings from the second cycle of IEA’s International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS), conducted in 2018. ICILS seeks to establish how well schools around the globe are responding to the need to provide young people with the necessary digital participatory competencies. Effective use of information and communication technologies (ICT) is an imperative for successful participation in an increasingly digital world. 

ICILS 2018 explores international differences in students’ computer and information literacy (CIL), namely their ability to use computers to investigate, create, and communicate at home, at school, in the workplace, and in the community. Participating countries also had an option to administer an assessment of students’ computational thinking (CT), focused on their ability to recognize aspects of real-world problems appropriate for computational formulation, and to evaluate and develop algorithmic solutions to those problems, so that the solutions could be operationalized with a computer.

The data collected by ICILS 2018 show how digital competencies can be assessed using instruments representing authentic contexts for ICT use, and how students’ CIL and CT skills relate to school learning experiences, out-of-school contexts, and student characteristics. Those data also show how learning technologies are used in classrooms around the world. Background questionnaires asked students about their use of ICT, and collected information from teachers, schools, and national education systems about the resourcing and teaching of CIL (and CT) within their countries. The results of ICILS 2018 will enable policymakers and education systems to develop a better understanding of the contexts and outcomes of CIL (and CT) education programs.

Keywords

  • Assessment of computer and information literacy
  • CIL
  • Computer and Information Literacy
  • Digital competence
  • Education on computer and information literacy
  • Educational quality and progress
  • ICILS assessment framework
  • ICT literacy
  • IEA
  • IEA Amsterdam
  • Int'l Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
  • International computer and information literacy study
  • Policy and practice in CIL education
  • Students’ engagement with ICT
  • Young people’s participation in the digital age
  • ICILS 2018
  • Students’ computer and information literacy achievement
  • Open Access

Authors and Affiliations

  • The Australian Council for Educational Research, Camberwell, Australia

    Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman, Daniel Duckworth

About the authors

Julian Fraillon is the Director of the Assessment and Reporting (Mathematics and Science) Research Program at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Julian is the Study Director of the the IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) 2018 and was the Study Director of the inaugural ICILS in 2013. He is also been Assessment Coordinator for the IEA International Civics and Citizenship Studies (2009, 2016, and 2022) and directs ACER's work on the Australian National Assessment Program studies of Civics and Citizenship and ICT Literacy. He is a member of the IEA Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) Reading Development Group.

John Ainley is Principal Research Fellow (and former Deputy CEO) at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) where he directed many large-scale assessment studies. He has contributed to the IEA Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) and the IEA Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS), as well as Australian national studies of Civics and Citizenship and ICT Literacy. He is a member of the IEA Publications and Editorial Committee.

Wolfram Schulz is a Principal Research Fellow (formerly Research Director of International Surveys) at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) where he has worked on a large number of national and international large-scale assessment studies. He is International Study Director of the IEA Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) and Assessment Coordinator for the IEA Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS). He is also a member of the IEA Technical Executive Group.

Tim Friedman is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and works on a range of different large-scale assessments. He has been largely involved with the IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) as the Operations Coordinator and is International Project Coordinator for the IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS).

Daniel Duckworth is a Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). As well as working on the IEA Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS), he works on the Australian national studies of ICT Literacy.

 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Preparing for Life in a Digital World

  • Book Subtitle: IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study 2018 International Report

  • Authors: Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Tim Friedman, Daniel Duckworth

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38781-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: IEA International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement 2020

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-38780-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-38781-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 297

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour

  • Additional Information: Jointly published with the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Topics: Assessment and Testing, Digital Education and Educational Technology, Computers and Education, International and Comparative Education

Buying options

Softcover Book
USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)