Digital Literacy
About Lesson

Information literacy

– Understanding how information is generated, managed and made available

– Being aware of different search engines

– Understanding which search engines or databases best answer to own information needs

– Understanding how information can be found in different devices and media

– Understanding how search engines classify information

– Understanding how feeds mechanism works

– Understanding indexing principles

– Adjusting searches according to specific needs

– Being able to follow information presented in hyper-linked and non-linear form

– Being able to use filters and agents

– Being able to search for words that limit the number of hits

– Having a proactive attitude towards looking for information

– Being able to value the positive aspects of technologies for information retrieval

– Being motivated to seek information for different aspects of his/her life

– Being curious about information systems and their functioning

Media literacy

– Using a widely diverse and well-balanced mix of digital and non-digital technologies for different problems and dynamically change options over time

– Being able to solve a theoretical problem, of individual or collective interest, through or with the support of digital tools

– Being able to solve a theoretical problem, of individual or collective interest, through or with the support of media tools

– Understanding how meaning is produced through multimedia and technologies

– Being able to critically evaluate information and given digital facts.

– Knowing how to explore the web, the market, or personal online network when searching for solutions

– Being capable of exploiting technological potentials in order to represent and solve problems

– Knowing how to solve problems individually and collectively (peer-problem solving)

– Being able to build meaningful knowledge through interaction with digitally available resources

– Being able to use a variety of media to express oneself creatively (text, images, audio, and movie)

– Being willing to explore alternative solutions that are offered by technologies

– Being pro-active in looking for solutions

– Being open to revise own values and attitudes according to the situation

– Seeing the potential of technologies and media for self-expression and knowledge creation

– Valuing the added value of new media for cognitive and creative processes

– Being critical about knowledge production and consumption with media and technologies

Social media literacy

– Knowing the benefits of having one or more digital identities on social media

– Understanding the interlinks between the online and offline world or virtual meetings and social online meetings

– Understanding that several actors can positively or negatively contribute to construct the digital identity on social media

– Having the ability to protect oneself and others from online threats to their e-reputation

– Being able to construct a profile that benefits own needs

– Being able to track own digital footprint

– Being aware of the benefits and risks related to online identity exposure on social media

– Being not afraid to disclose certain type of information about self

– Considering multiple ways of expressing own identity and personality through social media means

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