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The relation between 21 st-century skills and digital skills : A systematic literature review

  title={The relation between 21 st-century skills and digital skills : A systematic literature review},
  author={Ester van Laar and Alexander van Deursen and Jan Agm van Dijk and Jos de Haan},
Innovation starts with people, making the human capital within the workforce decisive. In a fastchanging knowledge economy, 21st-century digital skills drive organizations' competitiveness and innovation capacity. Although such skills are seen as crucial, the digital aspect integrated with 21stcentury skills is not yet sufficiently defined. The main objectives of this study were to (1) examine the relation between 21st-century skills and digital skills; and (2) provide a framework of 21st… 

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