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What should ‘digital literacy’ look like in an age of algorithms and AI?

Selwyn, Neil (2022) What should ‘digital literacy’ look like in an age of algorithms and AI? Parenting for a Digital Future (06 Apr 2022). Blog Entry.

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Children and young people have long been expected to develop digital skills and knowledge relevant to the technologies of their time. During the 1980s this took the form of ‘computer literacy’ and ‘computer skills’ such as learning basic programming commands and how to format floppy disks. In the 1990s, attention turned to ‘internet literacy’ and ‘web skills’ such as navigating hypertext and building web-pages. The 2000s and 2010s then saw the rise of ‘cyber safety’ and ‘21st century skills’ such as online communication, creativity and collaboration. Most recently, we have seen calls for ‘media & information literacy’ skills relating to dealing with viral content, misinformation and fake news.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2022 10:51
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:35

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