It is part of media literacy. Specifically, digital literacy is the ability to navigate technology, communication networks and tools to search, classify, use and create information on a variety of digital platforms and online environments.
Today you will be hard-pressed to find a student without a connected device, and books are no longer considered the only source of information.
The dawn of the internet made the world a whole lot smaller simply by connecting those with a decent enough modem in real-time. The Internet and digital media have since paved the way for some great learning opportunities for students.
However, there are also some pitfalls to consider:
These drawbacks are counterproductive to students’ ability to analyze and effectively use the vast array of information and resources available online for their own learning.
Ensuring students can competently evaluate and navigate their way through multiple digital environments is a responsibility educators must embrace for the benefit of their students, and yes, to benefit themselves as well!
Developing and promoting digital literacy skills in students is a worthwhile investment of class time. Mastering digital literacy skills ensures your students will be more employable in an evermore modern world.
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