Why digital literacy
Digital literacy matters as it helps student learning and citizenship by teaching students how to find, evaluate, use and create digital content in meaningful ways.
Digital literacy requires a variety of strategies and skills, including: • critical thinking — questioning how authentic, valid and useful digital information is • communicating and collaborating with others in the digital space • using digital tools to design and create compelling original content • using digital tools to access, use and share information.
Digitally literate students are confident using digital content and tools in their learning. Digital literacy skills enable them to: • find and access digital content that is fit for purpose • analyse and combine information to develop their own understandings • create and share digital content in purposeful ways.