Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

Living Edition
| Editors: Arthur Tatnall

Digital Literacy, Creativity, and Autonomous Learning

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_205-1



Today, most people use technology not only during their formal education, in their professions or jobs but also in pastime activities in which they are motivated to produce a digital artifact (e.g., music, art, movies, apps for mobiles) or to solve problems related to their interests or hobbies. These pastime activities have a very strong creative potential. At the beginning, people usually have an idea or a problem to consider without having any notions about which technology would be needed or even if they are capable of using such technology (see DIY or makerspace initiatives).

People having such problems use technology to find solutions. In such cases, they rarely have any prior specific training and they start learning autonomously in their own time, using their own way and having in mind their own idea of digital artifacts. As a result of their creative...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationCharles UniversityPrahaCzech Republic

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jari Multisilta
    • 1
  1. 1.Satakunta University of Applied SciencesPoriFinland