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Fake news and real people

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism held focus group discussions in Finland, Spain, the UK and the US. Here's what people said about fake news - and more.


Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy The

IFLA now encourages its members to engage in discussions on media and information literacy worldwide. They have produced a guide for those interested in drawing more attention to the key role libraries play.


Literacy matters portal

The Literacy Matters! portal is for teachers, librarians and researchers to use advocacy and research purposes on the importance of literacy and reading. It is collated and maintained by the Western Australian School Library Association (WASLA). The links and resources are here for anyone to use and all care will be taken to keep them up-to-date.


SQA Digital Learning Guides  

SQA Digital Learning Guides  

SQA has developed a suite of Digital Learning Guides. The guides help people who don’t have the digital skills and confidence to carry out every day online activities. The guides are free to use. There is no log-in or registration required. Learners simply click on the guide of choice and work through it following the step-by-step visual and audio instructions. 

The wide range of learning guides are designed in short segments, a demo followed by an interactive section. This way learners build skills and confidence by undertaking hands-on activity. They are particularly useful as support for volunteers, carers and other community workers who encourage people to explore and develop their digital skills. 

SQA strive to keep the guides as relevant as possible. Thus, they welcome feedback through their online feedback form or by contacting Liz Sinclair. 


Get Digital’s new heatmap highlights large areas of digital exclusion across the UK

The Tech Partnership’s new Get Digital Heatmap, published today in association with Lloyds Banking Group, shows that large areas of the UK continue to suffer from high levels of digital exclusion, even though over one million more adults have gained basic digital skills since the heatmap was last published in 2015.

Common causes of digital exclusion are lack of skills or the confidence to use them; lack of access to infrastructure and fast broadband; the cost of devices and fees for broadband subscription and mobile data; and a lack of personal motivation to value the gaining digital skills as relevant and important.

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