Digital Literacy: process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology.
Individuals need a high degree of information literacy skills
What technologies must be taught
Learners must be taught how to learn in a digital society
As new technologies emerge, learners need to learn how to use that technology quickly and appropriately
Digital Access: full electronic participation in society.
Not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology
Working toward equal digital rights
Digital exclusion makes it difficult to grow as a society increasingly using these tools
Digital Communication: electronic exchange of information.
In the 21st century communication options have exploded to offer a wide variety of choices (e.g., e-mail, cellular phones, instant messaging).
Everyone has the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with anyone from anywhere and anytime
Users need to be taught how to make appropriate decisions when faced with so many different digital communication options
Digital Law: electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
Digital law - ethics of technology within a society
Unethical use manifests itself in form of theft and/or crime.
Ethical use manifests itself in the form of abiding by the laws of society
Digital Health & Wellness: physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world.
Physical digital health and wellness
Eye safety, repetitive stress syndrome, and sound ergonomic practices
Digital Citizenship includes a culture where technology users are taught how to protect themselves through education and training
Digital Etiquette: electronic standards of conduct or procedure.
We must teach everyone to become responsible digital citizens in this new society
Digital etiquette (i.e., appropriate conduct)
How to recognize inappropriate behavior
Digital Commerce: electronic buying and selling of goods.
A large share of market economy is being done electronically
Legitimate and legal exchanges: mainstream availability of Internet purchases of toys, clothing, cars, food, etc.
Goods and services which are in conflict with the laws or morals of some countries are surfacing (which might include activities such as illegal downloading, pornography, and gambling)
Users need to learn about how to be effective consumers in a new digital economy
Digital Security (self-protection): electronic precautions to guarantee safety.
As responsible citizens, we must protect our information from outside forces that might cause disruption or harm. We need to have virus protection, backups of data, and surge control of our equipment.
Digital Rights & Responsibilities: those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world.
Basic digital rights must be addressed, discussed, and understood in the digital world
Basic digital rights: Digital citizens have the right to privacy, free speech, etc.
With these rights also come responsibilities as well