Digital Skills vs. Digital Literacies
Submitted by David J. Rosen on April 28, 2017 - 3:26pm
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Here's another post from the ESL Pro discussion, this one from Kathy Tracey, that may be pertinent to our use of digital tools and resources. I too agree that the short blog article by Maha Bali is clear and useful. I wonder what you think.
David J. Rosen
Hi Kathy and friends,
I couldn't agree more with the comment that technology is best learned in context. I'd like to draw your attention to a blog post about the difference between digital skills and digital literacies. The author, Maha Bali, states that "Digital literacies are not solely about technical proficiency but about the issues, norms, and habits of mind surrounding technologies used for a particular purpose."
Beyond teaching digital skills, the ESL Pro Suite provides the resources to build digital literacy. Our students need access to these types of tools to help make sense and navigate the world of technology.