Discovery Exercise – Digital Literacy/Fluency


Digital literacy/fluency is very important in today’s society.

Option 1: Reflect on Your Lifelong Learning Habits

  1. If you have not already selected a Lifelong Learning tool or resource, go to the EmTechWIKI Discover page, choose the appropriate module, and a then Lifelong Learning tool or resource you would like to explore by clicking Lifelong Learning in the Category field. Watch or read your selected resource.
  2. Reflect on your own habits.
    • Are you a lifelong learner? Which of your habits are part of lifelong learning?
    • What motivates you to be a lifelong learner or perhaps become one?
    • How could incorporating some of the habits of lifelong learners impact your life (e.g., school, work, etc.)?
  3. If you are enrolled in the MOOC, remember to return to “Activities and Discussion Prompt” to complete that Module. Here is a link back to #EmTechMOOC in Coursera.

Option 2: Explore Your Digital Identity/Footprint

  1. Think about the types of Internet activities you do as part of your daily life (e.g., at school, at work, at home, on the go, etc.).
  2. If you have not already selected a Digital Identity/Footprint tool or resource, go to #EmTechWIKI Discover page, choose the appropriate module, and then a Digital Identity/Footprint tool or resource by choosing from the Keywords/Tags field.
  3. Review the information from your selected tool. 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?
  4. Reflect on how this tool might impact your life (e.g., school, work, etc.).
    • How might this information help you protect and maintain your Digital Identity?
    • What is the importance of protecting and maintaining your Digital Identity?
  5. If you are enrolled in the MOOC, remember to return to “Activities and Discussion Prompt” to complete that Module. Here is a link back to #EmTechMOOC in Coursera.

Option 3: Find a Creative Commons Resource

  1. If you have not already selected a Creative Commons tool or resource, go to #EmTechWIKI Discover page and then a Creative Commons tool or resource by choosing from the Keywords/Tags field.
  2. Use the resources available to find a Creative Commons resource (e.g., music, image, etc.). What did you like or dislike about the resources you found? Can you see any features or components of the resources that you could use in your life?
  3. Reflect on how this tool might impact your life (e.g., school, work, etc.).
  4. How might Creative Commons affect you (e.g., personally, professionally, etc.)?
  5. Why is Creative Commons important for you?
  6. If you are enrolled in the MOOC, remember to return to “Activities and Discussion Prompt” to complete that Module. Here is a link back to #EmTechMOOC in Coursera.