November 16, 2017

Digital Literacy Definitions

Below is a small sample of publications pertaining to the definition of “digital literacy.”  These resources have been placed in a table with notes (see below) that can be searched and sorted.  Note that the table has multiple pages; pagination links appear at the bottom of the page.


Aviram, Aharon, and Yoram Eshet-Alkalai. “Towards a Theory of Digital Literacy: Three Scenarios for the Next Steps.” European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning 9, no. 1 (April 3, 2006).
Belshaw, Douglas A. J. “What Is ‘Digital Literacy’ A Pragmatic Investigation,” 2012.
Digital Citizenship. “Nine Elements.” Digital Citizenship, 2017.
Dunn, Jeff. “The 8 Key Elements of Digital Literacy.” Edudemic: Connecting Education &Technology, May 19, 2014.
Furber, Steve. “Shut Down or Restart: The Way Forward for Computing in UK Schools.” Royal Academy of Engineering, January 2012.
Goodfellow, Robin. “Literacy, Literacies and the Digital in Higher Education.” Teaching in Higher Education 16, no. 1 (February 2011): 131–44.
Hague, Cassie, and Sarah Payton. “Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum: A Futurelab Handbook.” National Foundation for Educational Research: Evidence for Excellence in Education, January 2010.
Hockly, Nicky. “Digital Literacies.” English Language Teaching Journal, Technology for the language teacher, 66, no. 1 (January 25, 2012): 108–12.
Jacobsen, Trudi E., and Thomas P. Mackey. “Proposing a Metaliteracy Model to Redefine Information Literacy.” Communications in Information Literacy 7, no. 2 (2013): 84–90.
jPodcaster. “Making Sense of the 8 Elements of Digital Literacy | Professionalism in the Digital Environment (PriDE).” Professionalism in the Digital Environment (PriDE), October 1, 2012.
Knobel, Michele. Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies and Practices. Peter Lang, 2008.
New Media Consortium. “Digital Literacy in Higher Education, Part II: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief,” August 2017.
Plunkett, Cindy. “Why Is Digital Literacy Important?” Digital Literacy & Digital Divide (blog), November 29, 2010.
Ribble, Mike. “Nine Elements.” Digital Citizenship, 2017.
Trilling, Bernie, and Charles Fadel. 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times. John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
University Library, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Digital Literacy Definition and Resources.” University Library, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 15, 2008.
Visser, Marijke. “Digital Literacy Definition | ALA Connect.” American Library Association Connect, September 14, 2012.
Wikipedia. “Digital Literacy – Wikipedia.” Accessed February 12, 2017.


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