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Petitioning for a Digital Literacy Policy

Posted on 09/26/2013

Digital Literacy

A newly formed advocacy group, It'sEasierThanYouThink External link opens in new window or tab, wants to push digital literacy into the national consciousness as a social and economic imperative and kick the issue up the ladder of governmental priorities.

The heart of the effort of the grass roots organization is a petition drive that urges the Obama Administration to establish a national digital literacy policy. The petition process kicks off September 2 along with a public awareness campaign that includes a series of public service announcement videos intended to reach out to some of the estimated 60 million people in the U.S. who do not use the Internet.

Like the inter-agency DigitalLiteracy.gov External link opens in new window or tab website, It'sEasierThanYouThink also intends to become a resource for digital literacy tools, information and programs.

The primary promoters behind the campaign are Technology Resources and Internet Literacy (TRAIL External link opens in new window or tab), which produces an online digital literacy training site for job-seekers, and LINK AMERICAS Foundation External link opens in new window or tab, which was instrumental in developing the California digital literacy policy framework and the iCALIFORNIA External link opens in new window or tab digital literacy awareness initiative.

Source: Techwire.net post External link opens in new window or tab on August 31, 2013