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The Digital Student

Introduction to Digital Literacy

What is Digital Literacy?

Digital literacy means having the skills you need to live, learn and work in a society where communication and information are increasingly managed online through internet platforms, social media and mobile devices.

There are a number of definitions and models, most include the following elements which you can explore further by clicking on the tiles below.

  • Digital LiteracyDigital learning - Using digital tools to learn, organise and work smarter.
  • ICT proficiency - Getting the best from your tech, devices and software.

  • Digital identity - Staying safe and managing your online profile.

  • Information literacy - Finding and using the best resources.

  • Communication and exchange - Using social media and apps in your studies and beyond.

  • Digital creation and collaboration - Creating your own online materials and working with others.

Self-assess your Digital Literacy Skills

Self-assess your digital literacy skills

Use the questions in the different digital literacy areas to find out where your skills lie and which skills need developing.

Digital LiteracySelf assess your knowledge of:

The different sections will guide you to the most appropriate part of our Digital Literacy pages.