The Importance Of Digital Literacy

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Nowadays, technology is a very essential factor in the world where we currently live in. As we know, a new software or gadget is being brought into the market with each passing days that serves to improve people lives and make life much easier. Technology is increasingly growing and it is important in the education sector. More advances the technology, the more benefits it provides for students at every education level. It allows students to unlock a huge collection of information and communication data (Information Technology, 2015). Each kind of task, regular task or a job specific task requires digital proficiency or literacy. Digital literacy can be defined as "the ability to use digital technology, communications tools, and/or networks to access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information in order to function in a knowledge society" (Lemke, 2003). According to Castells (2009), there is a technological transformation with the increasing use of internet access. Therefore, technology transforms the platform in which we converse and process knowledge.
Based on Epilogue (2014), digital technologies are electronic tools, systems, devices and resources that used to create, edit, generate, store or process information. This includes social media, online games and applications, multimedia, productivity applications, cloud computing, interoperable systems and mobile devices. Digital information comprise of text (social media post, webpage, email), image (digital photo

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