Digital Literacy in Russian Regions Digital Literacy in Russian Regions Digital Literacy in Russian Regions

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 17:00
Location: Hörsaal 23 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Olga LOGUNOVA, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
In 2015 the Department of Communication, Media and Design of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” in collaboration with non-profit organization ROCIT conducted research aimed to construct the Index of Digital Literacy in Russian Regions. Theoretical framework of this research includes publications by P. Gilster, J. Hartley, H. Jenkins, etc. The most close research projects include the Canadian's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy 'MediaSmarts', the Fund “Modern Poland” and research group of G. Soldatova (Moscow State University). The index is based on two main statistical sources: special all-Russian representative 18+ survey (n=1600) conducted by research company WCIOM and Internet audience measurement projects by TNS Russia. It consists of three parts: - digital consumption (includes such parameters, as desktop and mobile Internet penetration, level of online news consumption, etc.); - digital competence (includes such parameters, as competence in Internet search, competence in the usage of online social networks, competence in online financial operations, etc.); - digital security (includes such parameters, as attitude to software piracy, ability to secure personal information, level of communication culture in social networks, etc.). The proposed report will be focused on the methodology of the research as well as on some achieved results.