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ERIC Number: ED538315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May-30
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Digital Literacy. Research Brief
Williamson, Ronald
Education Partnerships, Inc.
21st Century students need a complex set of skills to be successful in a digital environment. Digital literacy, similar to traditional definitions of literacy, is a set of skills students use to locate, organize, understand, evaluate and create information. The difference is that it occurs in an environment where a growing set of digital tools provides students with the capacity to use these skills in new and unique ways. Two documents provide detailed recommendations on the essential knowledge and skills required of 21st Century students--a report from enGauge detailed four sets of skills ( and a set of National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NET*S) ( (Contains 14 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)