The module will introduce digital literacy and its components such as: media literacy, information literacy and literacy in social media. This module will help youth workers and trainers to teach main principles and rules of good, proper and responsible behaviour while browsing, communication, analysing data and information. Digital literacy refers to special behaviour models which will be covered and explained in this module. Digital Literacy underpins teaching and research, regardless of discipline, and is an essential skill for effective participation in employment and all aspects of life. It includes knowledge, skills, and behaviour involving the effective use of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs for purposes of communication, expression, collaboration and advocacy. While digital literacy initially focused on digital skills and stand-alone computers, the focus has now shifted to network devices including the internet and social media. Learners of this module will learn how to control, manage and sort out huge array of information available in today’s globally connected world. During this module, youngsters will possess a much wider range of digital skills, knowledge of the basic principles of computing devices, and skills in using computer networks. The youngsters will have the ability to engage in online communities and social networks and will be able to find, capture, and evaluate information.
Subtopic 1.1 Information literacy
The topic will introduce how to interact through a variety of digital devices and applications, to understand how digital information is distributed, displayed and managed. As a learner, a participant will practice skills how to identify a need for certain information, and have the critical awareness and skills to find, evaluate, interpret, and apply information that is relevant to the situation. Participants will be able to manage and share that information for appropriate purposes, now and in the future effectively and ethically. Learners of this module will practice and learn how to manage and use properly huge array of information available in today’s globally connected world.
Subtopic 1.2 Media literacy
The module covers skills in critical interpretation of information. There’s a lot of information out there, in lots of media formats, and anybody can publish material to the Internet without anyone else checking to see if it’s accurate. That’s why it’s important to recognise bias when you see it, and sort the fact from the fiction. This module will help to recognise, filter and analyse information, facts and digital sources.
Subtopic 1.3 Social media literacy
A key aspect of media literacy is understanding of the nature of social media, and what constitutes appropriate behaviour on these massive, influential, and sometimes unpredictable information channels. Throughout this module young people will review their social media skills and usage in order to ensure safe, successful and appropriate usage of social media.