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UNB PhD student developing digital literacy standards-FR and SJ

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Mar 14, 2018

Category: News and Notices

A PhD student at the University of New Brunswick is partnering with the province to develop digital literacy standards for students from kindergarten through Grade 12 in an effort to increase effective interaction with technology.

Digital literacy is the set of skills needed for safe, healthy, and successful participation in today’s connected world. The creation of standards for digital literacy in New Brunswick schools will educate students about the importance of safely and responsibly using technology.

Matt McGuire, a PhD candidate in UNB’s faculty of education, is leading the initiative. A former teacher and technology lead, he has a keen interest in technology as a tool for learning in the classroom and a passion for connecting students globally.

“Students are already using technology and accessing the Internet in various learning environments,” Mr. McGuire says. “Digital literacy standards will provide structure for students and teachers to know exactly how to best use technology to enhance learning.”

For more information about Mr. McGuire's research, please visit the UNB Newsroom.

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