Vulnerable adult populations are more likely to experience barriers to digital access as a direct result of poverty and limited access to education. Lack of experience with and exposure to technology can lead to feelings of fear and anxiety of using computers and the Internet. However, computer anxiety can be overcome through positive experiences with digital technology. The Development of Self-Confidence brief highlights the ways that participation in a digital literacy acquisition program improved learners’ self-confidence and attitudes towards technology.
Let us know what you think in the comments section. Have you seen learners struggle with self-doubt, and what process have you seen them move through so they can be more confident learners? How might the findings we set forth in this brief help you continue thinking about ways to serve your population of learners?