The slow roll out of the National Broadband Network is contributing an ongoing digital literacy deficit across Australia, especially in telehealth, according to speakers at the Connected Australia event in Sydney.
Graduation season just finished and the air still rings with bad advice given to bored students. Calls for "digital literacy" filled many auditoriums as speakers unclear on the concept tried to hype technologies such as <a href="http://twitter.com/">Twitter</a> without understanding the technical details they struggled to explain. That made me wonder what people mean when they say digital literacy, because I can think of a dozen definitions. So I asked around, and my suspicions were confirmed: if you demand digital literacy for your employees, be prepared to define exactly what you expect.