Literacies: Computer, Digital, Information, Media and more (1)

“Information literacy”, “digital literacy”, “computer literacy”, “media literacy”, “e-literacy” are concepts we often see nowadays. I wonder what the differences and links are.


Computer literacy refers to the knowledge and ability to use computers and related technology efficiently, with a range of skills covering levels from elementary use to programming and advanced problem solving. It also refer to the comfort level someone has with using computer programs and other applications that are associated with computers. (eNotes)

Digital literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, and create information using digital technology. (Cornell University)

Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner. (CILIP)

Media literacy is the ability to sift through and analyze the messages that inform, entertain and sell to us every day. (Jane Tallim)



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