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Digital Literacy and Citizenship: AI Practices for the 21st Century Workforce

Friday, November 17, 2023


Digital Literacy and Citizenship: AI Practices for the 21st Century Workforce

Dr. Leslie A. Cordie

Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 at 10 a.m. CT

Zoom link or copy and paste link: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/81706339239

 

Abstract:

Workplaces are changing. It is estimated that in less than 20 years, more than 90% of all jobs will require people to work with digital technologies. All technological skills, both advanced and basic, will see a substantial growth in demand. Advanced technologies require people who understand how they work and can innovate, develop, and adapt to them. In a world of AI-generated content and automated decision-making, individuals who can critically assess information and make informed judgments will be highly valued. To better serve students, colleges need to understand the evolving world of work and hiring in this AI-intense environment. Thus, we must assist higher education students in developing the digital skills that employers want now, as well as the confidence and deeper-seated capabilities that will enable them to progress in their careers and adapt to emerging technologies. Encouraging a growth mindset and adaptability will prepare learners for the ongoing changes in the workforce. A focus on lifelong learning, while employing a ‘skills first’ approach in higher ed can help meet the future challenges due to the constant evolution of technology.

 

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