What is digital literacy?
Martin(2005) has come up with this brief definition of digital literacy:
“Digital Literacy is the awareness, attitude and ability of individuals to appropriately use digital tools and facilities to identify, access, manage, integrate, evaluate, analyse and synthesize digital resources, construct new knowledge, create media, expressions, and communicate with others, in the context of specific life situations, in order to enable constructive social action; and to reflect upon this process”.
This definition made me realise that my understanding of digital literacy was limited to the ability of the individuals to use technology in general. Now, I think I should consider other things related to digital literacy, such as communication, ideas sharing, knowledge development and so on.
I tried to find videos that explain the concept of digital literacy. I found a very simple video to explain the concept and why it is important here :
I expect from this course several things:
- Develop my group learning that I already started in TEL course. This will help me build more team-work skills.
- Have a better understanding of digital literacy and how I can apply it into practice.
- Have the creative skills to organise and present information that is digitally appropriate.
Conclusion and my plans:
It is clear that there are a lot of interesting things to explore. I am planning to try to make a link between my blogs to build a big picture of my understanding throughout this course supported by relevant academic references and reflected by my experience or my thoughts.
Martin, A. (2005). DigEuLit–a European framework for digital literacy: a progress report. Journal of eLiteracy, 2(2), 130-136.