We learn literacy at school, but what’s digital literacy?
And how do we learn digital literacy if we’re not at school any more?
You might say literacy is the ability to read and write, but it’s really about the ability to use language effectively to communicate, live life, and think about the world around us.
So, you might say that digital literacy is the ability to read and write using technology, but it’s so much more than that.
- It’s about finding information online, but it’s also about using technology to evaluate what we find.
- We use technology to communicate, but digital literacy is also about thinking critically about what we see online.
- We need to do more than just consume content. Digital tools allow us to create and distribute content.
Digital literacy is more than just being able to use technology. It’s about using cognitive and technical skills to survive and thrive in a changing 21st century world.
Check out the animated GIF in slide 5.
- Can you read all of the words in the video loop?
- More importantly, can you figure out the significance of those words? (cognitive skills)
- Bonus points if you can figure out how I created that animated gif! (technical skills)