What Are Digital Competencies?

The Digital Competencies framework (also available in the official PDF version) is a collection of digital skills, categorized into five main areas of focus. They are designed as a tool for students to use to reflect on the digital skills and critical perspectives they develop while in college, in curricular and co-curricular experiences. Some students may use the framework to find new ideas for working with or thinking critically about digital technologies and seek opportunities to explore them, while others will recognize skills they have already developed and find language to describe them to different audiences, including future employers.

Graphic lists five competencies areas (see text, below).