Topic 1 Understanding the Concept of Digital Literacy

Digital Skills:

Digital skills involve operational, formal, information and strategic skills and address the following three (3) levels:

  • accessing and exploring digital content,
  • creating digital content,
  • exchanging and communicating digital content.

It is important for the users to develop critical thinking skills as they access to digital resources and to evaluate the accuracy of the online content.

Technical skills (also called ICT skills):

a set of skills needed to understand and operate with hardware and software and computers functionality.

Technical skills along with digital skills compose the integrative concept of Digital Literacy.

ICT and digital skills can be taught through various ways and methods:

  • school education
  • educational and training programs
  • informal tools and methodologies (e.g. self-learning)

Nowadays, the acquisition of these skills may improve employment and income opportunities.