The OITP Digital Literacy Task Force released it’s official definition of digital literacy this week on the District Dispatch blog. The short definition is accompanied by a six page primer (not yet available) that provides more in-depth information.
Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information requiring both cognitive and technical skills.
I am part of this task force and one of the reasons I was thrilled to be asked to serve is because I knew that digital literacy was a growing area of discussion not just among librarians but among policy makers and others discussing issues such as the digital divide, 21st century skills and participatory citizenship. I also knew there was no agreed upon definition for digital literacy.
Read more at District Dispatch.
- Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy Draft Open for Comments
- OITP and Digital Literacy Portfolio! Plus NTIA and a Digital Literacy Portal
- Transliterate Divide – Working Definition