The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies


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What are ‘digital literacies’? Why are they important? How can I develop them both personally and in other people? These are some of the questions that The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies by Doug Belshaw seeks to address.


  • Chapter 1 - Introduction.
  • Chapter 2 - What’s the problem?
  • Chapter 3 - Everything is ambiguous.
  • Chapter 4 - Why existing models of digital literacy don’t work.
  • Chapter 5 - The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies.
  • Chapter 6 - Curiosity created the LOLcat.
  • Chapter 7 - Remix: the heart of digital literacies.
  • Chapter 8 - Coding and the web.
  • Chapter 9 - Conclusion.
  • Appendix 1: What to do next.
  • Appendix 2: License and how to cite this work

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  • Computers
  • Computers / Computer Literacy
  • Digital divide
  • Digital media




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