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"By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society"


Digital Literacy for University Success


Digital literacies are those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society.  Digital literacy looks beyond functional IT skills to describe a richer set of digital behaviours, practices and identities. What it means to be digitally literate changes over time and across contexts, so digital literacies are essentially a set of academic and professional situated practices supported by diverse and changing technologies. This definition quoted above can be used as a starting point to explore what key digital literacies are in a particular context eg university, college, service, department, subject area or professional environment.


Digital literacies encompasses a range of other capabilities represented here in a seven elements model