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© 2014

Digital Skills

Unlocking the Information Society

  • Authors
Palgrave Macmillan
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jan A. G. M. van Dijk, Alexander J. A. M. van Deursen
    Pages 1-19
  3. Jan A. G. M. van Dijk, Alexander J. A. M. van Deursen
    Pages 21-42
  4. Jan A. G. M. van Dijk, Alexander J. A. M. van Deursen
    Pages 43-62
  5. Jan A. G. M. van Dijk, Alexander J. A. M. van Deursen
    Pages 63-92
  6. Jan A. G. M. van Dijk, Alexander J. A. M. van Deursen
    Pages 93-111
  7. Jan A. G. M. van Dijk, Alexander J. A. M. van Deursen
    Pages 113-138
  8. Jan A. G. M. van Dijk, Alexander J. A. M. van Deursen
    Pages 139-163
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 165-187

About this book

Introduction

The first book to systematically discuss the skills and literacies needed to use digital media, particularly the Internet, van Dijk and van Deursen's clear and accessible work distinguishes digital skills, analyzes their roles and prevalence, and offers solutions from individual, educational, sociological, and policy perspectives.

Keywords

Internet skills digital skills information literacy competencies digital inequality digital divide policy education design inequality internet access digital media information society Internet society

About the authors

Author Jan A. G. M. van Dijk: Jan A. G. M. van Dijk is Professor of Communication Science and Chair of the Department of Media, Communication, and Organization at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Author Alexander J. A. M. van Deursen: Alexander van Deursen is Assistant Professor in the the Department of Media, Communication and Organization at the University of Twente, The Netherlands.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

"If you ever thought using the Internet is straightforward, this book will change your mind. Its many complexities are laid out here posing challenges to all of us as users, and to some of us as interface and content designers, educators, and policymakers. All these challenges must be met, the authors argue, if the Internet is not to exacerbate the already problematic inequalities in our society." - Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK