Digital Readiness Gap

Data

Online learning, MOOCs Other Attitudes/Benefits/Challenges
Sample Size:
2,752 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia
Sample Description:

The analysis in this report is based on a Pew Research Center survey conducted from Oct. 13 to Nov. 15, 2015, among a national sample of 2,752 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Informal learning, Online learning Other Usage: Current and Past
Sample Size:
2,752 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia
Sample Description:

The analysis in this report is based on a Pew Research Center survey conducted from Oct. 13 to Nov. 15, 2015, among a national sample of 2,752 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Sample: 

The analysis in this report is based on a Pew Research Center survey conducted from Oct. 13 to Nov. 15, 2015, among a national sample of 2,752 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Summary: 

In this report, we use newly released Pew Research Center survey findings to address a related issue: digital readiness. The new analysis explores the attitudes and behaviors that underpin people’s preparedness and comfort in using digital tools for learning as we measured it in a survey about people’s activities for personal learning.

Specifically, we assess American adults according to five main factors: their confidence in using computers, their facility with getting new technology to work, their use of digital tools for learning, their ability to determine the trustworthiness of online information, and their familiarity with contemporary “education tech” terms. It is important to note that the findings here just cover people’s learning activities in digital spaces and do not address the full range of important things that people can do online or their “readiness” to perform them.

Citation: 

Pew Research Center (2016). Digital readiness gap. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/20/digital-readiness-gaps/pi_2016-09-...

Publish Year: 
2016