Digital Literacy vs Digital Skills

Spotting the difference between the two terms can be confusing since they might seem related. However, it came clear after some research that they are not the same.

Digital skills are the ability to use different technologies from a technical perspective. In other words, it’s knowing how to apply the a task the way it should be applied like knowing how to send an email , how to create a blog , or how to tweet.

While on the other hand digital literacies focus more on the content, what is “delivered” by the skill and how to evaluate it.

You can send an email and navigate through twitter and facebook that’s a skill, but can you do it safely? Can you spot if there is a bias in a post or a tweet? Can you tell if the source you got from a google search is reliable? That requires literacy.


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