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Defining Digital Literacy

What Young People Need to Know About Digital Media
  • David Buckingham

Abstract

The debate about digital technology and education has moved beyond the question of basic access. Attention is now focusing on the issue of what young people need to know about technology – that is, the forms of competence and understanding they need if they are going to use technology effectively and critically. The debate now is about ‘digital literacy’. And yet digital literacy is often narrowly defined, as merely a matter of technical skill.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Buckingham
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of EducationLondon University 

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