On December 3, 2015, the American Institutes for Research hosted a presentation that looked at computer and information literacy across countries. In 2013, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) assessed eighth-grade students’ learning and knowledge in computer and information literacy (CIL) skills. What can the United States learn from the 21 countries that participated in this study?
ICILS 2013 asked how well students are prepared for life in the information age, exploring several key questions about student CIL and its contexts, including:
- How does student computer and information literacy vary within and between countries?
- What factors influence students' computer and information literacy?
- What can education systems and schools do to improve students' computer and information literacy?
The webinar presented key findings from the study that called into question commonly held beliefs, such as that today’s students are digital natives and do not need to be taught CIL skills. The presentation also elaborated on how computers are being used in schools around the world.
Presenter: Dr. Dirk Hastedt, Executive Director of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)
Discussant: Dr. Laura Engel, Assistant Professor of International Education and International Affairs at the George Washington University
Moderator: Dr. Tracy Gray, Managing Researcher, AIR
About the RISE Webinar Series
The Research on International Studies in Education (RISE) Webinar Series showcases research using data from international studies and promotes sharing and discussion about how data-based evidence can be used for improving educational outcomes. The RISE Webinar Series is organized by AIR. To receive emails about RISE and invitations to upcoming webinars, please email RISE@air.org.