What is Digital Literacy?
How is digital literacy defined?
The Digital Future
A series of eight discussions hosted on C-Span by the Library of Congress' John W. Kluge Center, which examine how the digital age is changing the most basic ways information is organized and classified.
Century Skills and Information and Communication Technologies Literacy
Key literacy documents, from 1983 to the present are identified in a hypertext graphic.
Digital Transformation: A Framework for ICT Literacy
In January 2001, Educational Testing Service (ETS) convened an international panel to study the
growing importance of existing and emerging Information and Communication Technologies
(ICT) and their relationship to literacy.
The Essential Digital
Literacy Skills for the 21st Century Global Citizen
The collaborating international organizations are attempting to build an international consensus on the definition and importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy. It has a very extensive list of international resources to support the understanding and development of ICT Literacy.
Digital Information Fluency Model
A k-12 science website that presents a fluency model with resources, tutorials, tips, etc. to support student learning.
Teaching Information Literacy Skills in the Age of Search, Click, Copy and Paste
An practical article on teaching digital literacy skills written by a school library media specialist, Phyllis DiBianco
Directed a the K-12 community, it addresses information, visual, media and multicultural literacies.
Smart Library on Literacy and Technology
A compilation of articles put together by NCREL; look at the ones on reading and hypertext.
Brief definitions of eight literacies that are needed for digital-age literacy.
Center for Digital Literacy
Based at Syracuse University, the center supports collaborative research and development projects related to understanding the impact of information, technology and media literacies on children and adults in today's technology-intensive society.
A Primer on Digital Literacy
A brief synopsis of the book DIGITAL LITERACY by Paul Gilster, (John Wiley & Sons, 1997)
21st Century Literacy Summit
This report is the result of an April 2005 meeting held in San Jose, California. The meeting was convened by the George Lucas Educational Foundation and Adobe Systems. The 300 page Advance Readings of the Summit is a great literature review of the seminal writing on digital literacy.
for the 21st Century
This 36 page report articulates a vision for learning in the 21st Century and provide guides for creating a framework for action is prepared by Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a unique alliance of education, business and government leaders formed in 2002 working to fully address the education needs and challenges of work and life in the 21st century.
The Emerging Online Life of the Digital Native
Is It Age or IT: First Steps Toward Understanding the Net Generation
Diana Oblinger, EDUCAUSE and James Oblinger, North Carolina State University
Digital Natives, Digital immigrants
Do They Really Think Differently?
Peter Grunwald, "Two Million American Children Have Their Own Web Sites, Broad New Internet Survey Shows" Bethesda, Md.: Grunwald Associates, December 4, 2003.
How are kids using the Internet?
Tech-savvy students stuck in text-dominated schools: A summary of available
research on student attitudes, perceptions, and behavior
Teens and technology Lenhart, A., Madden, M., & Hitlin, PEW Internet & American Life Project. October 1, 2005.
Teens, technology and school Research Assistant Paul Hitlin and Director Lee Rainie, PEW Internet & American Life Project. 2005
Kaiser Family Foundation, "New Study Finds Children Age Zero to Six Spend as Much Time with TV, Computers, and Video Games as Playing Outside" Menlo Park, Calif.: Kaiser Family Foundation, 2003.
Reading Comprehension on the Internet: Expanding Our Understanding of Reading
Comprehension to Encompass New Literacies
Julio Corio, the author, offers new perspectives on the skills needed to effectively "read" and interact with digital text.
Educational Test Service (ETS) Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Although this online assessment is designed for students in higher education, it has implications for K-12. Read how ETS defines ICT and look at the demo test.
What white papers have been written?