Digital literacy refers to the shared cultural practices of encoding and decoding meaning on the world through multiple modalities produced or transferred using information digitally recorded and stored .Digital literacies encompass a bricolage of skills, attitudes, and dispositions as participants negotiate meaning and identity in a networked society and may include, but is not limited to, an individual's grammar, composition, writings, images, audio, video, podcasting, remixing and designs using technology.
Digital literacy, first coined in 1997 by Paul Gilster built on the expanding role of anthropological research in the field of literacy as well on concepts of visual literacy, computer literacy , and information literacy, Overall digital literacy shares many defining principles with other fields that use modifiers in front of literacy to define ways of being and domain specific knowledge. The term has grown in popularity in education and higher education settings and can be found used in International and national standards . Similar to other expanding definitions of literacy that recognize cultural and historical ways of making meaning digital literacy does not replace traditional forms of literacy, instead building upon the skills that form the foundation of traditional forms of literacy.
Principals Of Digital Literacy:
National Digital Literacy Mission:
National Digital Literacy Mission Programme is a dynamic and integrated platform of digital literacy awareness, education and capacity programmes that will help rural communities to take lead in the global digital economy and help them in maintaining the competitiveness and also shape a technologically empowered society. NDLM is an effort to complement the objectives of National Optic Fibre Netowrk (NOFN) plan to transform one from each household as digitally literate. Under NDLM, we pledge to work with multi-stakeholder to Digitally Literate at least One adult from each of 147 million rural household of India. DLM will be an ecosystem of digital literacy awareness, education and training that will help India take a lead in the global digital economy and help us maintain the competitiveness and also shape a technologically empowered society. DLM is an effort to extend NOFN objectives to empower rural citizens by making them digitally literate.
The vision of Digital Literacy Mission (DLM) is to create multi-stakeholder, consortium and work with government and their various schemes and agendas to showcase in some of those panchayats constituencies that how making them digitally literate can change the scenario of governance, empowerment, social inclusion, educational approach and employment.