Before going off to explore more on the topic of digital literacies, I thought I would try to formulate my own broad definition which I can reflect on later when I have done some reading and interacting with other ETMOOC participants.
A digitally literate citizen is one who can responsibly find, use, synthesize, explain, create and disseminate information. Key to this will be the ability to quickly learn and adapt to using a wide variety of tools and resources in many different formats that are in constant flux.
I briefly scanned the table of contents of Belshaw’s thesis and noted a section entitled “eight essential elements of digital literacies”; that may be a place to start.
Update (Feb 25, 2013) – Revised definition now available.