Outcomes of the research

Outcomes of the research


Resources developed as an outcome of the Fellowship are either referenced or have been made available (copyright permitting) here. Additional  digital literacy resources can be found in the bibliography of our Resources page.

Fellowship Report

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Final Report

Coldwell-Neilson, J. (2020) Unlocking the Code to Digital Literacy: final report. Department of Education Skills and Employment. Canberra, Australia, FS16-0269. Available from https://ltr.edu.au


Journal Articles

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InSITE 2019

Coldwell-Neilson, J., Armitage, J. A., Wood-Bradley, R. J., Kelly, B., & Gentle, A. (2019). Implications of updating digital literacy – A case study in an optometric curriculum. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 16, 33-49. https://doi.org/10.28945/4285

Conference Papers

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IATUL 2019

Coldwell-Neilson, J. and Cain, K. (2019) "The Push-Pull of Digital Literacy." Proceedings of the IATUL
Conferences. Paper 2.

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Coldwell-Neilson, J (2018) Digital Literacy expectations in Higher Education, Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE '18, 25-28 November. Geelong, Australia.

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​Coldwell-Neilson, J. (2017): Digital Literacy – a driver for curriculum transformation. Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference, HERDSA '17, 27-30 June, Sydney, Australia.

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ACE 2017

Coldwell-Neilson, J. (2017): Assumed Digital Literacy knowledge by Australian Universities: are students informed? Proceedings of Australian Computer Education Conference, ACE '17, January 31 - February 03, 2017, Geelong, VIC, Australia.

Book Chapters

Coldwell-Neilson, J., Cooper, T & Patterson, N. (2020). Capability Demands of Digital Service Innovation. In Sandhu, K (Ed.) Leadership, Management and Adoption techniques for Digital Service Innovation. IGI Global

ISBN 1799827992, 9781799827993


Coldwell-Neilson, J. & Cooper, T. (2019). Digital Literacy Meets Industry 4.0. In  Learning for Future Possibilities. Editor(s): Higgs, Joy, Letts, Will, Crisp, Geoffrey. Education for Employability (Volume 2), pp. 37-50. Brill - Sense 29 Aug 2019

ISBN 9004418709, 9789004418707

Digital Media

What is Digital Literacy? (Video)



Why is Digital Literacy important? (Video)



Developing students digital literacy (Video) THE Campus, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/developing-students-digital-literacy


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Decoding Digital Literacy ATLF Flyer 1

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Decoding Digital Literacy ATLF Flyer 2

Media Releases

Cannata, P. (May 24, 2019). ‘Adapt and be flexible’ – graduate survival skills of the automated workplace. D*scribe. Available from: http://www.dscribe.net.au/2019/05/24/adapt-and-be-flexible-graduate-survival-skills-of-the-automated-workplace/

Custer, S. (host) (February 26, 2019), THE Podcast. Are universities equipped to meet the digital literacy gap? Times Higher Education. Available from: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/podcast-are-universities-equipped-meet-digital-literacy-gap

DTeach (June 3, 2019). Redefining Digital Literacy – Jo Coldwell-Neilson & Kat Cain. Deakin University. Available from: https://dteach.deakin.edu.au/2019/06/03/redefining-digital-literacy/

Patterson, N. (host) (2019), Future Learn. ‘Thinking about digital literacy’. Career Credentials: Evidence Your Expertise in Digital Literacy. Available from: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/career-credentials-digital-literacy/1/steps/395441

Pewhairangi, S. (June 22, 2017). 6 top experts expose Digital Literacy mistakes and how to overcome them. Finding Heroes. Available from: https://findingheroes.co.nz/2017/06/22/6-top-experts-expose-digital-literacy-mistakes-and-how-to-overcome-them/