The Faculty of Creative Industries is one of the most popular faculties at the Higher School of Economics. Today we have more than 5 thousand students. In the international QS ranking in the communications and media subject area, the HSE is ranked among the leading universities in Russia, and in the Art and Design category HSE became the best Russian university and entered the top 200 international universities.
Our faculty is one of the largest centers for training specialists in the creative industries: it brings together the best teachers and curators from among practicing professionals, talented students and successful graduates who work in leading russian and world companies or create their own startups.
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Digital literacy includes the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that are necessary for living in the modern world and for safe and effective using of digital technologies and Internet resources.
Sergey Davydov, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design noted that despite the fact that today digital literacy is a topical issue, which is currently being actively researched, there is still a lack of data and statistics in this field.
‘We came to the conclusion that main indicators of the index are divided into three groups: ‘digital consumption’, reflecting the level of accessibility of different digital technologies in the regions and their actual use, ‘digital competence’ indicating people’s knowledge, skills and practical experience of communication in digital environment, and ‘digital security’ concerned with users' ability to work safely on the Internet,’ said Sergey Davydov.
Despite some projects that reveal certain aspects of digital literacy, there is no systematic approach to this concept. ‘We have used data statistics, secondary data and our own research, conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center as main sources of information for the project,’ says Olga Logunova, Associate Professor at the School of Sociology and project participant.
The study will help us to assess the usage of public and commercial online services, the level of social network usage, skills of protection from computer viruses and other threats, and users’ attitude towards pirated content, as well as to identify gaps in users’ digital literacy in particular regions.