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Universities must rethink their approach to student 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.

Universities must rethink their approach to student digital literacy

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. 20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education. 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.

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

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. 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. It's all about the conversation: Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Facebook f8 Developer Conference at the San Francisco Design Center.

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Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images 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. Developing Dig Inf Literacy: obstacles + supports. ACMA govt media_literacy_report 2007.