Today, International Literacy Day (8 September) is being celebrated for the 51st year across the world! The theme this year is “Literacy in a digital world’.
“At record speed, digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way people live, work, learn and socialise everywhere. They are giving new possibilities to people to improve all areas of their lives including access to information; knowledge management; networking; social services; industrial production, and mode of work. However, those who lack access to digital technologies and the knowledge, skills and competencies required to navigate them, can end up marginalised in increasingly digitally driven societies. Literacy is one such essential skill” (Source: Unesco) .
During this day’s activities Unesco is asking “What kind of literacy skills do you think people will need to navigate increasingly digitally-mediated societies”? What do you think?
Visit UNESCO website: http://on.unesco.org/2wbjpnc