New Global Resource Website for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy

September 11, 2003

Readers are invited to access the new website – – being developed through the collaboration of a global partnership intended to serve as a resource for business, education, and policymakers – all stakeholders – in closing the gap between the rhetoric and reality of what is required to efficiently and effectively take advantage of information and communication technology (ICT) in the global economy.

This website represents a global effort to promote universal ICT literacy.

The “digital divide” in ICT literacy remains a reality that has prompted the partners involved in this effort to collaborate on actions at the national and international level for bridging the digital divide. They recognize a priority need to achieve ICT literacy worldwide – thus fostering “digital opportunity” for the children and the workforce of the new millennium.

This website provides a rich, centralized portal for the repository of ICT Literacy resources, highlights innovative efforts and partnerships promoting ICT Literacy, and facilitates the interaction between researchers, business, government and educational segments. New surveys, studies and reports on ICT literacy will be presented on the site.

Readers and participants in the field are invited – encouraged – to share information, collaborate for strategic efforts, present leading research and thinking in the area of ICT literacy, and encourage global leaders to dialogue on important issues and consensus building efforts. We encourage strategic planners, futurists, and thought leaders to share with our audience their “out of the box” thinking and their innovative, radical ideas.

Thank you all in advance for sharing this information with other stakeholders as well as participating in this important undertaking.

Dr. David E. Leveille