Does Not Compute (June 2015)

Does Not Compute (June 2015)


The High Cost of Low Technology Skills in the U.S.--and What We Can Do About It

Although American millennials are the first generation of "digital natives"--that is, people who grew up with computers and the internet--they are not very tech savvy. That fact would probably come as a shock to most Americans--especially to millennials themselves. After all, millennials are glued to their phones, tablets, and other devices. Many assume that using technology oftenmeans using it well.

Change the Equation's new analysis of results from the 2012 Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) reveales sobering new data on millennials' skills and attitudes. What millennials don't know about their tech skills is costing them dearly. The findings offer clear lessons for anyone who cares about the future of our children.

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