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  1. Sep 2018
    1. confidence

      Lack of confidence is a significant barrier to digital engagement, especially among people who have not grown up with digital technology from childhood. This has several aspects, including: (a) feeling unsure of their own technical skills, (b) anticipating stressful technical problems with software and/or hardware, (c) lacking the tools to assess the trustworthiness of software/media providers and (d) having a heightened sense of 'stranger danger' because of the absence of familiar social cues and safeguards.

    1. Broadly speaking, digital fluency is a combination of these three concepts:digital, or technical, proficiency: able to understand, make judgements about, select and use appropriate technologies and technological systems for different purposes; this might include knowing how to use technologies to protect one’s data, digital identity, and device security.   digital literacy: in digital spaces, being able to read, create, critique and make judgements about the accuracy and worth of information being accessed; being fluent in critical thinking and problem-solving online; Use digital tools to collaborate and construct information across all relevant and significant contexts social competence, or dispositional knowledge: the ability to be able to relate to others and communicate with them effectively; able to manage one’s identity, information, relationships in ways that are appropriate, responsible, safe and sustainable.

      Digital fluency definition.

    1. Digital fluency is the ability to leverage technology to create new knowledge, new challenges, and new problems and to complement these with critical thinking, complex problem solving, and social intelligence to solve the new challenges. Digital fluency also requires excellent communication skills, new media literacy, and cognitive load management to address the issues, and concerns we face today and in the future.

      Digital fluency definition.

    1. Digital literacy is a language; the more digital skills you have, the better you can speak it.

      Does this metaphor make sense?

    2. Cornell University defines digital literacy as ‘the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet’6. By this definition, digital skills are any skills related to being digitally literate. Anything from the ability to find out your high-score on Minesweeper to coding a website counts as a digital skill.

      Distinction between digital literacy and digital skills.