- Oct 2019
Digital skills focus on what and how. Digital literacy focuses on why, when, who, and for whom. For example, teaching digital skills would include showing students how to download images from the Internet and insert them into PowerPoint slides or webpages. Digital literacy would focus on helping students choose appropriate images, recognize copyright licensing, and cite or get permissions, in addition to reminding students to use alternative text for images to support those with visual disabilities.
Knowing how to carry out the digital tasks would be the skills that the individual has. However, when he can explain the rationale behind choices made and knows the proper etiquette that guides his actions when performing the skill, then he can be said to be digitally literate