What is Digital Literacy?

Digital Literacy is a broad topic and you're likely to find many slightly different definitions! However, the core element of digital literacy is the ability to work with digital technology and information.

Whether you're at home, out for leisure, studying at college or in the workplace, everyone requires a certain level of digital literacy in order to engage with the technology that's all around us, be it using an automated cash machine, making a call on a mobile phone or typing a document on a computer. However, digital literacy goes further than this too - it's also about being able to communicate and collaborate with others, find reputable information online and ensuring that you stay safe on the Internet. A few of these ideas are summarised in the diagram below:

These pages contain information and links on various digital skills including Microsoft programs, G Suite (Google) and using college systems. There is also information about your "digital footprint", what this means for Internet users and tips for staying safe online.

Last modified: Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 2:38 PM