Digital Literacy is fast becoming important skill set for the entire learning community in an increasingly digital world.
It is not to be understood as a course or degree but an ability to learn, read, understand, analyze, communicate, mingle in social, cultural, civic, and intelligent life at the digital platform. So the skills to digital passport are how effectively you handle the tools for it.
The way of communication and collaboration is now under a digital environment that is much more advanced, quick, and all-pervasive.
And the rise of educational technology complements the necessity of digital literacy.
The latest trend is catching fire globally in some of the best schools and colleges at full pace.
Digital literacy is being absorbed and knitted as part and parcel of the entire curriculum and no subjects or stream is left behind for mingling with educational technology. The schools and colleges are now working to establish it as the latest tool to understand, learn, explore and grow in the path of knowledge in completely changing scenarios.
Now we advocate the four major reasons to adopt digital literacy as a whole action plan for schools and colleges.
1. Preparing for Change
Young Minds need to be prepared to enable them to deal with the increasingly saturated world with digital technologies.
2. Reality compliments study
As young people are already using or engaging with digital tools and technologies to find, explore research things of interest and knowledge, and communicate in this way beyond the school campus. This situation poses great opportunities and challenges to address it.
3. Uneven and differential sets of ability
Young people have varying degrees of usage and engagement of digital technology with altogether different levels of skills and knowledge and this poses the responsibility towards schools and colleges to propagate this technology to mitigate the gap.
4. Changing Knowledge Pattern
Developing digital literacy paves way for students to access subjects, knowledge at a time when digital technology is fast introducing and changing the way knowledge is created and communicated. It helps schools to engage with children’s lived experiences and knowledge to make learning more relevant and purposeful.