Province teams up with UNB to create classroom digital literacy standards

The New Brunswick government is working with the University of New Brunswick to create digital literacy standards for classrooms in the province.

It says the move will help ensure students are able to protect themselves online and are prepared to take advantage of opportunities in the modern economy.

The provincial government and the university are splitting the $80,000 cost to have a PhD student develop the new standards.

Consultations with teachers, industry professionals and government will be held once a draft of new digital literacy standards is complete and the province says one of the project's long-term goals is to have the standards adopted across Canada.