(noun) The level of knowledge or ability needed to understand and implement digital technology or information.

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  • E-readiness relates to the ability of not only an individual, but societies and nations as well.

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Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

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How to Cite the Definition of E-readiness

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “e-readiness.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/e-readiness/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

e-readiness. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/e-readiness/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “e-readiness.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/e-readiness/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“e-readiness.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/e-readiness/>.