Introduction to Digital Literacy
In this subunit we invite you to define digital literacy. We begin by:
- Searching for definitions for digital literacy on the web.
- Considering the difference between digital skills and digital literacy.
- Sharing the links you find on bookmarks.oeru.org (our resource repository for the course).
- Sharing personal reflections on why digital literacy matters to you in the course forum.
Purpose: Search for definitions of digital literacy and digital skills on the web to identify the difference.
- Read Wikipedia’s definition of digital literacy. Is this a good description?
- Scan the #diglit hashtag on Twitter. Did you find any valuable links to defining digital literacy.
- Search Google for digital literacy and record the URLs for any definitions you like, such as by adding them to your browser bookmarks.
- Search Google for digital skills and record the URLs for any definitions you like, such as by adding them to your browser bookmarks.
- Search Google for digital fluency and record the URLs for any definitions you like, such as by adding them to your browser bookmarks.
- How are the concepts of digital literacy, digital fluency, and digital skills different? How are they related?
- Read: What is digital literacy? from POMO. Do you think it is a reliable source?
- How do you rate the academic quality of the definitions you found?
What did you discover? Share your thoughts and experiences by posting a reply on the discussion forum, for example:
- "The major difference between digital skills and literacies is …"
- "I didn’t realize that …"
- "For me, digital literacy means …”
Note: Your comment will also be displayed in the course feed.