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Student Success: Digital Literacy

What is Digital Literacy?

The American Library Association's digital-literacy task force defines digital literacy as "the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills."

More simply, Hiller Spires (North Carolina State University) describes digital literacy as having three parts:

  1.  finding and consuming digital content;
  2.  creating digital content; and
  3.  communicating or sharing it.

Sources: Heitin, L. (2016). What Is Digital Literacy? Digital Literacy: An Evolving Definition. Education Week, (12).

Books & eBooks

What is Digital Literacy and Why Does It Matter? (University of Derby)

Source: Digital literacy and why it matters. (2014, November 5). [Video]. University of Derby. YouTube.

Online Resources

Streamed Video Collections @ Loyalist College

Our streaming video collections

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