I think that I have good Digital skills but my digital literacy is not that high, as I cannot create and innovate using different digital platforms, I also do not have great knowledge about digital identity and not that able to teach and learn using different platforms other than the basic ones I learned through out my education, this is also why my digital profile for tools and technology is competent, finally, I am not very tech savvy when it comes to different tools for communication and collaboration with other people, Solyia for example, was my first ever video conference with other people. The only thing I find myself confident in is how to research and find information using academic sources, how to cite them and effectively avoid plagiarism by paraphrasing, and this is because I learned this in my english courses in the university. Conversely, I find myself really weak in using diverse tools to create, innovate, communicate, teach, learn and collaborate.
Wikipedia is not really a reliable source of information but I think that they gave a prey good idea of what Digital Literacy mean. It was once believed that Digital Literacy is only concerned with digital skills on devices such as the computer, but it is actually the gathering and building upon the foundation of usual forms of literacy, it is also referred as how individuals could communicate, use applications on different digital platforms and the ability to search for information. the definition in wikipedia further elaborate the academic, pedagogical concepts and the digital and media literacy in the 21st century; further applications of digital literacy stretch to education, society and the workforce. I searched twitter with the hashtag #Digilit, I did not find an exact definition of digital literacy, but there is a once source that elaborates how students can learn digital literacy and another source on how to learn and live with information literacy and another source that offers help with digital literacy along with other sources that was all aimed at the methods to achieve digital literacy, nevertheless, the only source that defines literacy was for media literacy done by a crash course media.
Digital literacy is concerned with gaining the skills to make and create a purpose, whilst choosing the correct technologies to do so; Digital Fluency on the other hand, requires individuals to acquire competencies and potentials that could go beyond the skill level, it can be considered as a wider set of competencies that is concerned with learning of the 21st century, being confident with manipulating technologies so that one can create and navigate through information successfully and being able to work in a team, solve complex real-world issues, and pursue our own learning goals. Finally, Digital skills as can be explained as a way to use digital tools for example, yet, when you are able to gain the knowledge on how to use the previous digital tools and technologies effectively to communicate and achieve learning goals by embedding the digital literacies into one’s own curriculum.
It is not normally safe to trust blogs for information because it is not that reliable, however, the content in this article is pretty similar to other definitions I found on the internet so it could be believed that it is a reliable source, yet, not an academically reliable one.
Actually, I would rate the academic quality of the definitions I found so far to be of Medium to Low quality as it does not involve any academic or scholar articles and all the sources were not as reliable as a scientific article.
The findings in the hypothesis activity is pretty similar to previous things I found while researching the topic, and I went through the activity as it is instructed in the module and commented on something by annotating it.
I did two of the stations provided, one about online identity, which helps the user on how to protect their online identity because of the negative consequences and other things, I did the quiz and successfully earned the online identity badge. Moreover, I did the Digital research skills, which helps the user with finding reliable information, how to avoid plagiarism and other things related to research skills, I did the quiz and earned myself another badge.