Digital Literacy


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This page is for discussions on the Digital Literacy issues

A common definition for Digital Literacy is:

Digital literacy involves the confident and critical use of Information Technology for work, leisure and communication. It is underpinned by basic skills in ICT: the use of computers to retrieve, assess, store, produce, present and exchange information, and to communicate and participate in collaborative networks via the Internet.

Here is the link to the OCCC accepted outcomes standard for digital literacy:

IC3 Overview

Here is the current survey on digital literacy in Oregon (please update this table for your school if it is no longer correct):

OCCC Digital Literacy Survey

Background on the validity of IC3: The GDLC, or Global Digital Literacy Council, is playing a lead role in the development of desktop application standards and professional competence certifications, and is garnering the collective wisdom of experts worldwide to help drive work towards a general Information Technology (IT) literacy definition. This definition is based on the best practices and requirements of education, test development, and industry, and is based in part on the vendor neutral IC3 — Internet and Computing Core Certification — which is now used in over 60 countries.

Endorsed by ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education as NETS Aligned for Teachers and Students, IC3 is the first global Internet and computing literacy measurement that can truly be considered a standard as defined by the GDLC. Other assessment programs have broad geographic reach and market penetration, but their level of psychometrically validated development and delivery processes fail to qualify them as true measurement standards.

IC3 provides educators a common entry-level qualification that teachers and students can aspire to possess, in a step to foster equal opportunities for those eager to be part of the information revolution and the digital economy.

Here is the link to the California Digital Literacy Executive Order:

California Digital Literacy Executive Order

Here is a good document from ODE that shows the new 2012 Graduation requirements including the technology related components:

ODE 2012 Graduation Requirements

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