Long ago and far away … or Once upon a time …

Long ago and far away there was the computer


Then people began to use the computer and developed skills.

computer literacy⌉     and then             ⌈digital skills⌉         and then               ⌈digital literacy

Now then what is Digital Literacy?

  • The ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information. 1
  • The ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers. 2
  • A person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment… Literacy includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital Environments.
  • Paul Gilster, Digital Literacy, New York: Wiley and Computer Publishing, 1997, p.1. See http://www.library.illinois.edu/diglit/definition.html

Here is a pdf on this: Long ago and far away there was the computer.



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