“Digital literacies are transient: they change over time, may involve using different tools or developing different habits of mind, and almost always depend upon the context in which an individual finds herself.” Douglas Belshaw
Being digital literate, I still consider myself a novice when compared to so many of my friends and colleagues, but on the other hand when compared to my hubby, oh gosh!! I’m an expert 🤣
The below table provides information on a few of my strengths, challenges and resources that assist me within the educational technology field.
|Info-Literacy – I can identify digital information effectively. This results in me being very safe and aware of online ethics.
Reproduction Literacy – I am a quick learner, as a result I am able to interpret and integrate existing information to create meaningful work.
Asking for Help – I do not portray myself as a know-it-all. I seek help when I am unsure, so that clarity can be obtained. Best way to put it is, I view myself as a “co-learner” in EdTech.
|Navigation of new applications and/or tools to effectively deliver information.
Keeping up-to-date with media trends and developments. I tend to fall in love with a tool or app that I sometimes neglect to explore the newest version. It’s like “if it’s not broken, why fix it?” However, I am aware that “digital literacy is a lifelong process.”
|Instructional Tech Talks – podcast, YouTube videos.
Newsletters and Pamphlets.
Google Search Engines.
PS. Even this table shows that I am still a working progress, as for the strangest of reasons I am unable to align the center column to meet with the other two columns. It works perfectly in my word document, but on my blog, it’s not aligning. Tired on numerous occasions but to no avail😢😒, welcome all feedback.
Time To Know. (2018, January 17). The essential elements of digital literacy for the 21st Century workforce [Infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.slideshare.net/Time_To_Know/the-essential-elements-of-digital-literacy-for-the-21st-century-workforce