Category "Digital Literacy"
August 4, 2005
Digital Literacy Checklist
The University of Washington offers a digital literacy checklist designed specifically for PC users.
Laura Larsson, developer of the checklist, defines digital literacy as "the ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers."
The checklist is a self-assessment that covers a range of topics, including keyboarding, mouse, and related skills; desktop competencies; and internet competencies. Under each competency are a number of items, many of which have hyperlinks to explanations, practice tutorials, and other weblink references.
The Digital Literacy Checklist was developed in 1997, and revised in 2000 and 2002, so it is not currently up to date, but it does have several information literacy items.