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Digital Literacy: Introduction

Introduction

What is Digital Literacy?

Digital literacy is the knowledge, skills, and behaviors used in a broad range of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs, all of which are seen as network rather than computing devices.

Test your Digital Literacy

The Digital Literacy Survey is a simple and fun self-assessment tool that allows you to discover how digitally literate you really are. Available in almost 20 different languages, this survey consists of a variety of questions based on common ICT tasks, and identifying new media tools. You will be able to compare your digital confidence to your actual levels of digital literacy.

The tool consists of 37 questions and will take approximately 5 - 10 minutes.

Take the test here 

Or try this link to the Northstar digital literacy asessment where you can test yourself on a range of things from Microsoft Powerpoint to social media. 

If your Digital Literacy skills are more advances try this test

What is the World Wide Web?

Why is Digital Literacy Important?

Digital Literacy skills are important to have and have an effect on your employability. 

  • Digital literacy is one component of being a digital citizen - a person who is responsible for how they utilize technology to interact with the world around them.
  • Digital technology allows people to interact and communicate with family and friends on a regular basis due to the "busy constraints" of today's world.
  • Not only do white-collar jobs require digital literacy in the use of media to present, record and analyze data, but so do blue-collar jobs who are looking for way to increase productivity and analyze market trends, along with increase job safety.

All Aboard Digital Skills for Higher Education

ALL ABOARD - Stations - online interactive lessons which you can work through on your own.

Digital Skills Metro Map

Books

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