Digital Literacy

Having shared and heard experiences on the digital age, I must say it was a steep learning experience. I thought I was digital literate but I soon found out there was much more to learn in the digital space than I had anticipated.  These last two weeks have suddenly opened my horizons in the digital space.  Initially, I could characterize myself as a digital visitor but gradually becoming resident to use the current terminology (White, D. & Le Cornu, A. (2011) Visitors and residents: A new typology for online engagement. First Monday, 16(9).

I had tended to separate my professional life and personal life in the digital space but with use of twitter and other technologies, am learning to overcome by reservations (Developing digital literacies (2014) JISC guide).  Certainly, one cannot just have the two apart having nothing to do with each other; sooner or later they mix as I become more comfortable in the digital space. 

This course, ONL, has meant a lot to me so far.  I was a bit skeptical initially, but I have gradually become passionate especially in trying out new technologies that I thought were for the younger generation. One aspect that helped in this journey is the use of resources availed in the topic. This required extensive reading and so I had to fight to get extra time from my usual study to keep up.  Sometimes I travel a lot; a good opportunity to have uninterrupted reading on particular publications.

After this course, am reflecting; what next to go deeper into these aspects.  Let us wait and see.

One thought on “Digital Literacy

  1. Indeed, Florence, getting the balance right between professional and personal use of digital tools is something to think about. It can be a real challenge to keep both totally separate. Sometimes people set particular ground rules for themselves, such as to not mention politics or religion or something like that on an account that they also use for work.

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