Digital literacy/fluency is very important in today’s society. Someone who is digitally literate is able to effectively find, use, and evaluate information. Being digitally literate means having the skills to be able to leverage new technologies to communicate and express ideas to create new knowledge. Being ‘digitally fluent’ goes beyond ‘digital literacy.’ Fluency provides a bridge between basic skills and comprehension and includes the ability to not only select the right technology but also to know what to do with the tools and to be able to adapt when technology inevitably changes.
- Go to #EmTechWIKI Discover page and select a 21st-century skill.
- Select an Objective that you would like to achieve.
- Choose Digital Literacy/Fluency from the Category menu.
- Select a tool or resource you would like to explore.
- Then, choose one of the options below.
Option 1: Explore Your Digital Identity/Footprint
- Think about the Internet activity you participate in as part of your daily life (e.g., at school, work, home, on the go, etc.).
- Are you putting your Digital Identity at risk? What are some of the possible effects of these risks? How does the tool you selected suggest you counter or avoid this risk?
- Reflect on how this tool might impact your life.
- How might this information help you protect and maintain your Digital Identity?
- What is the importance of protecting and maintaining your Digital Identity?
- Add a reflective entry to your ePortfolio.
- Remember to include a link to the tool or resource that you explored in your reflection.
Option 2: Find a Creative Commons Resource
- Locate a Creative Commons resource (e.g., image, music, textbook).
- What did you like or dislike about the resources you located?
- How might Creative Commons affect you personally or professionally?
- Why is Creative Commons important for you?
- Add a reflection to your ePortfolio.
- Embed or link to the item that you located in your search in your ePortfolio.
Option 3: Create a Personalized Solution
- Think outside the box and create an artifact that relates to the tool or resource that you selected that meets your individual needs and objectives.
- Share and embed the artifact in your ePortfolio.
- Add a personal reflection that addresses the learning objectives that are important to you.
- Refer to these self-reflective questions to help you think about your learning and discoveries.
- Embed the item that you created in your ePortfolio.
If you are enrolled in the MOOC, return to the #EmTechMOOC Coursera Discussion Forum to complete the Module you are working on.