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Digital Literacy

What is digital literacy?

Digital literacy is a framework for providing students the abilities needed to use, understand and create digital media resulting in enhanced critical perspectives and personal empowerment in themselves and others.

Digital Literacy Competencies

Digital literacy begins with a foundational competency in information literacy. While digital literacy shares many of the characteristics of information literacy, it has its own unique competencies:

Use
Students can use basic digital tools such as office productivity software, multimedia manipulation applications (image, audio, video), cloud-based apps and content, and web content authoring tools.

Understand
Students understand the privacy, security, and ethical implications when accessing, using, and manipulating digital media.

Create
Students use critical analysis and creativity to create digital media that is meaningful, usable, accessible, and built on foundational information literacy competencies.

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