Teaching digital literacy


What is digital literacy?

  • Is it about aquiring a checklist of new media skills?
  • Is it about technical training that takes you up certain levels – beginner, intermediate, advanced etc?
  • Is it about tools, software, devices?

In this video Jim McCellan, course leader for Journalism BA Honours at the University of Westminster, talks about teaching digital literacy based upon his experiences of teaching journalists over the last eight years, and how what he has needed to teach them has changed dramatically over that period.

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