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

Long ago and far away there was the computer



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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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