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 Digital Literacy

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.

Digital Literacy Framework

The Digital Literacy Working Group is creating a digital literacy framework for The Gordon, which will focus on 5 key elements of digital literacy:

  • Browsing, searching and filtering
  • Evaluating
  • Managing
  • Interacting
  • Sharing
  • Engaging in community
  • Collaborating
  • Netiquette
  • Managing digital identity
  • Developing
  • Integrating and elaborating
  • Copyright and licences
  • Programming
  • Devices
  • Personal data and privacy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Technical problems
  • Identifying needs and responses
  • Using digital technologies creatively
  • Identifying gaps in digital skills

Research & Key Organisations

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) - Digital Literacy: What Does the Research Say?

With education moving to remote teaching can we assume that younger students - often dubbed 'digital natives' - have the skills they need to succeed online?


Australian Digital Inclusion Index

Digital inclusion is about ensuring that all Australians can access and use digital technologies effectively. The Australian Digital Inclusion Index uses survey data to measure digital inclusion across three dimensions: Access, Affordability, and Digital Ability.


Want to know more? Try our "What is digital literacy?" activity on the Learning Lounge 

Teaching Resources

Education World - Ten Digital Literacy Resources for Teachers

As educators it is crucial to share with students how to be safe with what they say on the internet, and what they select as sources. Education World has gathered a list of ten resources educators can use when teaching digital literacy in the classroom.