LiDA102: What is e-literacy?

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Dictionary, B. (2018). Business Dictionary . Retrieved from

Q: What is information literacy?
A: That is where I found my definition at, however I shall paraphrase in my own words. Information literacy is having the knowledge to figure out problems, how to successfully navigate online and figure out how to solve them, using digital means/technology.

Q: What is e-literacy?
A: The ability to use digital means to understand digital messages, and to efficiently prove this when needed.

Mclaughlin, B. (2018, March 28). Electronic Literacy. Retrieved from
Q: What is ICT literacy?
A: Information and communication technology literacy. Digital skills: Creating, sharing, scanning, disseminating tools online for communication and information.

Q: What is media literacy?
A: The ability to find, use and evaluate and create media.

Q: What is new literacies?
A: While I couldn’t find a reliable source for this particular question, I’m going to surmise that it is the digital literacies that are arising out of the use of technology.

  1. What is e-literacy?
    I think that “e-literacy refers to literacy activities that are delivered, supported, accessed or assessed digitally through computer or other electrnic means rather than on paper”

I didn’t realise that “E-literacy has been defined in a variety of ways but it generally relates to the skill set required to make efficient use of all of the materials, tools, and resources that are available online.”
For me what matters most that the e-literacy is the way you process and provide an information through digital and electronic perspective.

  1. What is ICT Literacy?
    I think that “information and communication technology, so many times. Perhaps, your basic understanding is that ICT is the term used for covering the entire gamut of technology that was brought by recent discoveries in the field of engineering and science, all aimed to improve and make our lives easier.” Tinio (2003)

I didn’t realise that “Information and communication technologies include computers, laptops, digital cameras, video cameras, digital microscopes, scanners, cell phones, electronic games, digital audio devices, global positioning systems, electronic whiteboards, the Internet, et cetera. ICTs in the classroom will continue to evolve as new technologies emerge over time.”
For me the important thing about ICT Literacry is the continous knowledge and awareness of digital device for software and hardware.

  1. What is Digital Literacy?

I think that “Digital literacy means having the skills you need to live, learn, and work in a society where communication and access to information is increasingly through digital technologies like internet platforms, social media, and mobile devices.”

And the “Digital literacy refers to an individual’s ability to find, evaluate, and compose clear information through writing and other media on various digital platforms.”

What matters for me that the Digital Literacy is a combination of electronics and digital knowledge with the set of skills to maneuver such device or application.

#lida 102 I think that .Digital literacy is about being able to find, sort, evaluate, manage and create information in digital forms.

This means being able to:

  • find sources of information by using search engines and other downloading platforms effectively
  • sort through information in order to identify the most relevant for the intended purpose
  • evaluate the value of the information by considering its reliability, credibility and authority
  • manage the information by understanding how to use it appropriately, eg understanding how to cite a source and to download files in a legal and safe way, and use digital sites safely and wisely
  • create original content without plagiarising the work of others.
    I didn’t realize that .There was such a thing as “digital literacy.” Well, not in the sense that there’s a true definition for it. Digital literacy can be defined as the ability to use different technology tools for various reasons. It includes finding and evaluating information, connecting and collaborating with others, and sharing content.
    For me, the most important thing about literacies for the 21st century . Creativity is as important now in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status. Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement.

I didn’t realize that digital literacy was so important to 21century livelihoods.

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I didn’t realize that any type of literacy was important to this extent. I am exited to continue learning how to use these literacies to benefit others and myself.