Essential digital literacy skills?

Preparing for a talk for a OFCOM Media Literacy Network/Aberystwyth University event on Wed the 4th of June, 08 on Digital Literacy in a Web 2.0 World.

I was considering the digital (Internet, mobile phone, pda, etc, etc) literacy skills and knowledge that I take for granted, to get the most out of digital technology today: 

  • Being proficient in my Internet use.
  • Being up to date on new Internet and related technology developments.
  • Understanding how the Internet works.
  • Being able to create and share content online.
  • Being able to network and communicate online using the most appropriate technology.
  • Being able to access learning material and e-learning resources online.
  • Being able to save money with digital technologies.
  • Being able to assess the reliability of information online.
  • Being able to look after my personal safety in all my online/digital interactions.
  • Being able to make an informed judgement on what should be public/ what should be private.
  • Being able to look after my digital identities.
  • Being knowledgeable of various Internet services and applications so that I can get the most out of these for the things that I am interested in.
  • Being responsible with online or digital media.
  • Knowing where to go to report abuse.
  • Undersanding laws online.
  • Manging my security and privacy settings on my computer, mobile phone etc.
  • Understanding the links between online/mobile phones, gadgets, game consoles etc.
  • Understanding how grooming happens.
  • Practicing good Net Etiquette.

Please feel free to add your ideas….


~ by sangeetb on June 2, 2008.

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