Digital Literacy
About Lesson

While digital literacy may be understood and defined differently within disciplines, the concept is primarily about literacies rather than digital technologies or digital competence. Digital literacy involves finding, using and disseminating information in a digital world. 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 a 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.