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Digital Literacy and Media Literacy

Digital literacy is about using digital tools thoughtfully and fluently, as well as being aware of its proper usage and licensing issues. AASL’s Standards for the 21st Century Learner in Action defines digital literacy as the “ability to understand, evaluate, create, and integrate information in multiple digital formats via computer and internet.” Compare this from the marketing view of Microsoft’s website which states that “The goal of Digital Literacy is to teach and assess basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities.” The aims are related but not the same. It is imperative to evaluate media information and find out the “who, how, why, where, what and what ifs” of it. Who made it? How do I feel? Why do I feel this way? Where does it come from — friend, teacher, parent, school, television, internet, rss feed, organization, opinion, blog, propaganda, flyer, salesperson, book, magazine, email? What is the motive of this media information? This leads us to the inseparable relationship of information literacy and media literacy.

INFORMATION AND MEDIA LITERACY

What is Media Literacy?
Visual and Audio Literacy

Media Literacy and the Library Media Center
Media and Information Literacy

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