I am not a fan of Doug Belshaw’s book The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies
The book is failing to deliver a deeper understanding of the elements of digital literacy. The basic statement from the author is along the line of define digital literacy how you need to based on the situation you are in. This type of approach leads to more ambiguity in the area of educators relating to digital literacy. I asked 7 educators to define digital literacy and the results were all over the board. From knowing how to turn on the computer and use a mouse, to understanding functions such as drag and drop , to knowing how to use digital tools to expand ability. How can we discuss the need for digital literacy in schools if we do not have a preset rule of what it is actually addressing. I hope the remaining chapters have more details and go deeper into the problem.