University of Sunderland in London

Digital Literacy Skills

What is Digital Literacy?

Digital literacy is the ability to maintain usage of digital technology and information.

In this century, you will need to be digitally literate at home, while studying at university and in your workplace. Everyone will now require a certain level of digital literacy to engage with the wealth of technology around us, even if that is simply using a mobile phone or typing a document on a computer. Digital literacy also goes beyond this – it is about communicating and collaborating with others, finding information online from reputable sources and ensuring you stay safe in the online world.

You can use your LinkedIn Learning account to get some training on digital literacy skills.

Microsoft Word

Here you will find an Unformatted Document to practice with Digital literacy - Unformatted document.

Here is the Formatted document, try to get the document to look like this Digital literacy - Formatted document.

Use these step by step instructions in order to get there Digital Literacy - Assignment formatting instructions.

Microsoft Excel

Here is a sample Excel file Digital Literacy - Sample Excel file.

Use these step by step instructions in order to get there Digital Literacy - Excel file instructions.


Mahara ePortfolio

If you have been asked to use Mahara ePortfolio for your work, here is a guide on how to do it:

Mahara ePortfolio

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