Technology and digital tools have become ubiquitous, but they can be ineffective or dangerous when they are not integrated into the learning process in meaningful ways. The contemporary workforce calls for digitally-savvy employees who can seamlessly work with different media and new technologies as they emerge. A major element of fostering this fluency is recognizing that simply understanding how to use a device or certain software is not enough; faculty, staff, and students must be able to make connections between the tools and the intended outcomes, leveraging technology in creative ways that allow them to more intuitively adapt from one context to another. Ownership of this movement must be shared and supported among institutional divisions as digital fluency is an important thread that runs through practically every facet of teaching and learning.

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