Digital Literacy & Digital Intelligence

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When writing a strategy document, you will need various supporting argument to build your case.  Many strategies will often include some use of ICT and an expectation of digital literacy. The following links may help you adapt and compose a strategy suitable for your commissioning body and users.

Global standard for digital literacy launched in world first see the outline article

The detail of the standard is here

The following phrases may be useful to include in your strategy documents.

Digital literacy refers to an individual’s ability to find, evaluate, and compose clear information through writing and other mediums on various digital platforms.

Digital Literacy is the Most Important Lifelong Learning Tool. With the increased importance of technology in society, digital literacy is gaining recognition as the most valuable tool for lifelong learning.

Basic Digital Literacy Skills

  • Computer skills – Understanding how the hardware and software of a computer works, and how computers process and deliver information to you is something many people skim over and don’t bother to learn in-depth. However, they are very important components of digital learning.
  • Communications – This is one of the key skills you can gain and is the reason many people want to get online in the first place. Setting up an email account with a service like Gmail, or setting up an online video chat profile with a website like Skype, can greatly improve your ability to communicate with others.
  • Social media – Right in line with communications, social media helps you keep up-to-date on what’s going on with your family, friends, the latest news, and so much more. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are three main networks you can start setting up accounts for if you want to increase your online social presence.
  • Internet navigation – Getting on the Internet and actually knowing how to find what you’re looking for is key. Understanding how to find information with services like Google Search is a great way to start.
  • Making use of personal devices and apps – Obtaining your own devices (such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and/or smart phone) is one of the best ways to hone your skills. Using your devices regularly, and integrating them into your daily routine, is the best way to learn new things and practice your current skills.
  • Determining the validity of a source – A key component of navigating through the Internet is avoiding the countless websites out there with false information. Understanding if a website is truthful will help prevent you from falling victim to online scams or Internet fraud.
  • Protecting your privacy – Many websites ask you to enter your personal information as a requirement to use them. To know when a website is securely storing your information and protecting your privacy is a very important digital skill to acquire.
  • GDPR Data Protection Regulation is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. A strategy should encompass GDPR at the earliest stage of planning.

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