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Digital Literacy

Information from digital literacy workshops given in 2017-2018.

Being Digitally Literate -- What Does It Mean?

The World is Just a “Click” Away, Surviving the Information Overload

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Our environment is rich with physical and digital media intermingled.  What competencies and knowledge do we need to be literate - able to effectively use, understand, and create digital media?  As a result of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe and define “digital” “media” and “literacy”
  • Identify several literacies required to effectively use, understand and produce digital media
  • Evaluate digital media content according to visual, written/graphic, spatial, audial, gestural aspects
  • Comprehend digital media content according to information content & presentation, socio-political and economic purposes, and communication methods
  • Discuss issues of confirmation bias, echo chambers, algorithm and automated filtering, data-mining and privacy, rights management & commerce, fact-checking, authority, trust, and provenance of digital media.

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