Poor literacy has fallen by12%since 19911

Technology is changing the way the world learns and works

  • Studies have shown that people read more when they read on mobile devices13

  • 99% of US College students had at least one digital device in 201214

  • Access to Code.org has allowed more than 40 million people to learn to code15

  • The tech sector is among the fastest growing industries in the US economy – it is estimated that there will be 1.4 million new tech jobs by 202016

References

  1. http://www.uis.unesco.org/literacy/Pages/literacy-data-release-2014.aspx
  2. Based on population estimates from: http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/Documentation/pdf/WPP2012_HIGHLIGHTS.pdf and http://www.uis.unesco.org/literacy/Pages/literacy-data-release-2014.aspx
  3. http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2007/2007064.pdf
  4. http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2007/2007064.pdf
  5. http://www.unesco.org/education/GMR2006/full/chapt5_eng.pdf
  6. http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/ED/pdf/gmr2012-report-ch2.pdf
  7. http://www.developmenteducation.ie/8020-extracts/04-balance-sheet.pdf based on: http://hdr.undp.orgsites/default/files/hdr14-report-en-1.pdf
  8. http://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/Documents/literacy-statistics-trends-1985-2015.pdf
  9. http://unesco.nlsites/default/files/dossier/gmr_2013-4.pdf
  10. http://unesco.nlsites/default/files/dossier/gmr_2013-4.pdf