Digital fluency

Digital fluency means the ability to use digital technologies in a confident manner (Howell,2013).

The student starts off with a basic level of digital fluency. The students with a basic level of understanding is known as technology neophytes which means technology beginners who have a solid grounding in the basics and are ready for more complex learning experiences with technology (Howell, 2013). The students over the years become more digitally fluent than at the start. It is common that students are digitally fluent with their gaming consoles but they need help when it comes to learning technologies. In secondary school there can be some benefits or faults when it comes to learning as if the student did not learn and find help while learning and isn’t classified and being digitally fluent they may have some problems.  The internet plays an important role in our everyday life as if someone does not know the answer to something they turn to the internet to find it out or to solve a problem. At the end of the four years there is a checklist that the students should be able to tick off and be able to say yes to, the checklist includes some of the following:

  • Be able to use successfully word, power point, excel and publisher
  • Be able to create digital artefacts, eg: videos and podcasts
  • Be experienced in blogging
  • Have experience in more complex technologies
  • Understand the associated language

(Howell, 2013)

References

Gerald, K. (2013). “Digital fluency : skills necessary for learning in the digital age” by Gerald K. Retrieved from http://research.acer.edu.au/digital_learning/6/

Howell J, 2012. Teaching with ICT:, Digital Pedagogies for Collaboration and Creativity. Victoria, Australia. Oxford University Press

Spencer, K. (2015). What is digital fluency?. Retrieved fromhttp://blog.core-ed.org/blog/2015/10/what-is-digital-fluency.html

White, G. (2013). Digital fluency : skills necessary for learning in the digital age. Retrieved from http://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=digital_learning

White, G. (2013).  Digital fluency for the digital age. Retrieved from https://rd.acer.edu.au/article/digital-fluency-for-the-digital-age

Wiggins, C. (2015). Digital fluency. Retrieved from https://wigginschristine22.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/digital-fluency/

 

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