Digital Literacy

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Digital Literacy refers to the faculty to perform an appropriate and critical navigation, determination and assessment of the information produced employing an array of digital technologies. All you need to do is to identify and use that faculty, to handle and shape digital media, to share extensively, and to smoothly transform them to new idealization. In this sense a digitally literate person is called a digital citizen.

It is clarified that digital literacy doesn't happen to substitute the conventional way of literacy rather it is developed upon the basis of traditional forms of learning. By literal definition "digital literacy" is the fusion of two independent terms: "digital" and "literacy" - nevertheless, it is more than just a fusion of the two abstract notions:

"Digital data symbolizes the pieces of information, and literacy means the faculty to comprehend those pieces of digital data, jot a given digital information with perfect unity, and discourse analytically over a given word or phrase."

Researchers of digital literacy pursue a broad range of topics, e.g. how one would hint, use, abridge, determine, produce, and broadcast digital information while employing digital means. The study also covers a number of hardware technologies, for example, cell phones, computer hardware, related mobile devices and applications or software, particularly the Internet applications or web search.

On the basis of the above stated facts, digital literacy is something much more than how people learn to use computers in OECD research and Scandinavian English, the term "Digital Competence" has replaced "Digital Literacy" in view of its extensive use as a separate skill.

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Professional Content writer since 2007, have worked online with an England based company of content reproduction and proof reading, Islamabad. Teaching MA English, IELTS and Spoken English since 2007. 2007: Did MA English with high first div (Linguistics and Literature) from (anglophone) National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. 2005: Appeared…

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