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The digital domain is a space for conversations based on shared values Within any university, faculties and departments tend to operate as silos. While students pursuing various degrees will develop specialist skills, they may also know how to apply them only in a certain way. So engineering students will expect to become engineers; music graduates will become musicians and so on. This is where the internet and social media can be beneficial as a space for students to gain an alternative perspective on their skills outside traditional academic boundaries. To understand how this is possible, first disregard the individual features of social media websites – tweets, likes, shares, pokes, posts, nudges and so on. Universities must rethink their approach to student digital literacy | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional Universities must rethink their approach to student digital literacy | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional

Josie Fraser, social and educational technologist, Leicester City Council First define what you mean by digital literacy: The definition I most frequently use is this one: digital literacy = digital tool knowledge + critical thinking + social engagement. Then it's worth knowing its main characteristics: • It supports and helps develop traditional literacies• It's a life-long practice• It's about skills, competencies and critical reflection on how these skills and competencies are applied• It's about social engagement 20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional
What is digital? - Definition from WhatIs.com Digital describes electronic technology that generates, stores, and processes data in terms of two states: positive and non-positive. Positive is expressed or represented by the number 1 and non-positive by the number 0. Thus, data transmitted or stored with digital technology is expressed as a string of 0's and 1's. What is digital? - Definition from WhatIs.com
State-of-Online-Safety-Report-2011-Edition.pdf (application/pdf Object)
ACMA What is digital media literacy and why is it important?
Digital literacy The digital domain is a space for conversations based on shared values Within any university, faculties and departments tend to operate as silos. While students pursuing various degrees will develop specialist skills, they may also know how to apply them only in a certain way. So engineering students will expect to become engineers; music graduates will become musicians and so on. This is where the internet and social media can be beneficial as a space for students to gain an alternative perspective on their skills outside traditional academic boundaries. Digital literacy
Developing Dig Inf Literacy: obstacles + supports
ACMA govt media_literacy_report 2007