Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Knight Comm Report on Digital/Media Literacy in Communities

The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy today released the report, "Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action."

According to the Commission's website, "The Knight Commission recognized that people need tools, skills and understanding to use information effectively, and that successful participation in the digital age entails two kinds of skills sets: digital literacy and media literacy. Digital literacy means learning how to work the information and communication technologies in a networked environment, as well as understanding the social, cultural and ethical issues that go along with the use of these technologies. Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, reflect upon, and act with the information products that media disseminate."

Read more about this report by clicking here.
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