What is digital literacy?

As work progresses, I thought it would be useful to post a defintion of digital literacy. The new JISC guide “Emerging Practice in a Digital Age” defines digital literacy

as those capabilities which equip an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society (JISC LLiDA, 2009). For example: the use of digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; digital professionalism; the use of specialist digital tools and data sets; communicating ideas effectively in a range of media; producing, sharing and critically evaluating information; collaborating in virtual networks; using digital technologies to support reflection and personal development planning; and managing digital reputation and showcasing achievements.”

I hope that we can add to this list as we engage with the community within the University of Reading.

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