Reflections on Digital Literacy

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Reflections on Digital Literacy
Parallel to the societal diffusion of digital technologies, the debate on their impacts and requirements has created terms like ICT literacy, digital literacy or digital competence. This paper intends to sketch some of the broader framing conditions for discussing the conceptualisation of digital literacy. It refers to selected implications and challenges when trying to document or even measure the performance of dealing with digital technologies in our society. The argumentation starts from a sociological perspective and positions digital literacy in the intersection of various societal discourses, which shape the connotations and implications of the term. Depending on these connotations, the concepts of technology, the settings and the level of analysis, a number of possible methods for observing digital literate activities might arise. (1) Knowledge and information have become essential factors of production besides the traditional factors land, labour and capital. These "new&...
Harald Gapski
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Updated 07 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Harald Gapski
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