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The importance of digital skills in the modern workplace.

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What is a digital skill?
The Science and Technology Committee in the UK says there is no single definition but is generally understood to be the ability to use computers and digital devices to access the internet, the ability to code or create software and the ability to critically evaluate media, and “to navigate knowingly through the negative and positive elements of online activity and make informed choices about the content and services they use”.

In the modern workplace, digital skills are highly valued; in the future, digital skills will be vital. (read more at:
However, UK is facing ‘digital skills crisis’. Urgent action is needed to deal with the UK’s digital skills crisis, warn MPs, or it risks damaging the country’s productivity and competitiveness. (read more at:
Companies, particularly those directly involved in technology, report that there are too few graduates with the digital skills to meet their demand (read more at: ).

Posted by Professor Yanqing Duan, University of Bedfordshire