November 16, 2017

Digital Literacy Skill Sets

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

Note that the complexity of digital literacy skills has led many experts to produce visualizations that make them readily understandable.  For a small sample of such visualizations, please click here.


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).
Digital Citizenship. “Nine Elements.” Digital Citizenship, 2017.
Hockly, Nicky. “Consultants-E Ltd, The.” The Consultants-E Ltd., 2017.
———. “Digital Literacies.” English Language Teaching Journal, Technology for the language teacher, 66, no. 1 (January 25, 2012): 108–12.
Jenkins, Henry. “Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century.” MacArthur Foundation Publication 1, no. 1 (2006): 1–59.
Knight, Sarah. “Digital Literacy Can Boost Employability and Improve Student Experience.” The Guardian, December 15, 2011, sec. Higher Education Network.
“Learn Online Marketing – Free Training Course From Google.” Accessed January 26, 2018.
Levesque, Michelle. “Mozilla’s Web Literacy Skills (v0.1 Alpha).” Rwxweb (blog), January 30, 2012.
Levy, Leah Anne. “7 Reasons Why Digital Literacy Is Important for Teachers.” USCRossierOnline, May 2, 2016.
MacQuarrie, Ashley. “Transforming the Way We Learn: Why Digital Literacy Is So Important – Learning Liftoff,” February 4, 2013. “Essential Learning Outcomes.” Text. Association of American Colleges & Universities, April 18, 2014.
Office of Educational Technology, US Education Department. “Future Ready Learning Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education.” US Education Department, 2016.
Plunkett, Cindy. “Why Is Digital Literacy Important?” Digital Literacy & Digital Divide (blog), November 29, 2010.
Riel, Jeremy, Sonya Christian, and Brad Hinson. “Charting Digital Literacy: A Framework for Information Technology and Digital Skills Education in the Community College.” SSRN Scholarly Paper. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network, March 1, 2012.
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.
Wired Magazine. “7 Essential Skills You Didn’t Learn in College.” WIRED, September 27, 2010.
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