Whether or not you had a chance to register for the Cengage Learning Course Technology Conference in March before it sold out, you still have opportunities to hear from some of the event’s speakers. This week, we’re sharing content from some of the conference presenters that can apply to anyone seeking to equip their learners with the skills they’ll need to be successful in the workplace.
In this video, Beverly Amer discusses what digital literacy means, and why it’s important to today’s learners and tomorrow’s employees. She talks about how we can use technology to support what we do in our professional lives, and how we can prepare learners to be effective employees by ensuring that they have the skills they’ll need to be more productive and efficient in the workplace. Interested in additional opportunities to learn about the latest digital trends and learning solutions? Visit the Course Technology events page to find more information on upcoming live and virtual events.

What does digital literacy mean in your classroom? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Beverly Amer is on the faculty of the W. A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University, where she has taught computer information systems, management information systems, and accounting courses to thousands of students over the past fourteen years. Her passion is helping students connect their classroom learning experiences to professional work and business environments. Beverly is the co-author of Emerge with Computers and Emerge with Computer Concepts, and she is the author of New Perspectives: Portfolio Projects for Soft Skills, 1st Edition. She owns a media production company that specializes in creating realistic business case studies and video-based materials for the higher education market.