European Commission International Computer and Information Literacy Study out now
The International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) is the first ever internationally comparable study assessing students’ computer and information literacy. It is carried out by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), and supported by the European Commission. 60 000 eight graders in more than 3300 schools from 21 education systems, including 9 EU countries, were surveyed and assessed. It seems that many “digital natives” are not digitally competent and that there is a need to address gender gaps and assure a comprehensive approach to the development of digital skills in school. EUCIS-LLL believes that digital literacy is a crucial prerequisite to unlock further online education opportunities and to understand, analyse and act upon the world we live in. You can read our position paper on Opening up Education on our webpage.