Digital Literacy Redux

I can see now that my initial attempt at a definition of digital literacy was too narrow and that my academic librarian bias is all too evident in the narrow focus on “information”.  To remind myself to look beyond just one aspect of digital literacy I created this peacock to try to pull together and visualize Doug Belshaw’s elements of digital literacies combined with some of the concepts discussed in Howard Rheingold’s webinar on Literacies of Attention.

Digital Literacy Peacock

Revised definition – Digital literacies are a complex spectrum of abilities that enable an individual to responsibly disseminate and gain knowledge in a digital environment by being able to find, use, analyze, synthesize, explain, and create tools and resources.  Key to these abilities is the confidence to quickly learn and adapt to using a wide variety of tools and resources in many different and constantly changing formats and situations.

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