The Emergent Definition for Digital Literacy

| May 3, 2010

A New Handbook for Digital Literacy Classroom Teaching

The FutureLab, UK, has recently issued Digital Literacy across the Curriculum (pdf), a handbook aimed at educational practitioners and leaders from primary to secondary schools who are interested in creative and critical uses of technology in the classroom. The handbook presents many case studies (pdf) of digital literacy in practice and video case studies.

Digital literacy is the skills, knowledge and understanding that enables critical, creative, discerning and safe practices when engaging with digital technologies in all areas of life…Being digitally literate is about knowing when and why digital technologies are appropriate and helpful to the task at hand and when they are not. (p.19)