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According to the American Library Association, digital literacy is “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.”
Digital literacy is necessary to become digital citizens: individuals responsible for how they use technology to interact with the world around them.
What is Digital Literacy?
Digital literacy includes an understanding of the following:
- Various types of hardware
- Search engines
- Digital production
- Word processing
- Social media
- Digital information sources
- Emerging technologies
General Technology Information and Training Sites
Online hub for digital literacy support and training, including self-directed tutorials covering basic topics such as using a computer, navigating a web site, and searching.
Free tutorials with lessons, videos, and interactive elements on basic technology and life skills topics.
Free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.