BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT – have recently launched their Digital Literacy for Life programme with a remit to engage with government, schools, employers and other organisations to develop and deliver digital literacy education, policy and research.
The BCS provide a definition of digital literacy as being:
‘Those capabilities that mean an individual is fit for living, learning and working in a digital society. Digital literacy is about being able to make use of technologies to participate in and contribute to modern social, cultural, political and economic life.’
They have published a series of video debates on the importance of digital literacy by a panel of experts and have organised an Employer’s Focus Group on the subject in London on the 19th February 2014. They have also begun to populate a page of useful resources available from around the Web on digital literacy.