Digital Literacy Skills

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Digital Literacy Skills

There are a range of key digital literacy skills that are quite broad and generic that apply to the appropriate use of digital technology and communication tools.

find / locate / access information and resources
read and interpret information
analyze / evaluate information and resources
manage information and resources
integrate information and digital tools
construct new knowledge
create new resources
share / communicate effectively via digital means

The ability to use these skills can then be applied to a wide variety of digital tools and information which may include but is certainly not limited to the following:

  • Computer health and safety
  • Computer basics
  • File management
  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Using email
  • Intranet skills
  • Internet search skills
  • Information search skills – library and other data bases
  • Use of photocopier/printer/scanners
  • Student management systems eg. EBS4
  • Learning management systems eg. Moodle
  • Corporate Software, used specifically by your own institution eg, systems for accessing pay and leave data
  • Teaching tools
  • Use of presentation tools eg. PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezzi
  • Audio/visual resources (creating and editing audio and video resources)
  • Web 2.0 tools
  • Social media
  • Communication tools eg, Adobe Connect, Skype, video conferencing
  • Classroom tools, eg. Data projectors, Smartboards
  • Discipline specific tools eg, CAD, Photoshop, Simulation suites
  • Mobile learning, use of tablets and cell phones

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Choose one self-assessment tool and assess your digital literacy relevant to that tool.

Reflect on what you learnt or discovered from this.

  • Digital literacy statements - a different perspective on the 4 faculty areas: engineering, science, management or humanities (download your chosen pdf from the bottom of the page)