Deconstructing the Task: Skill-Building and Skill-Using

7 Digital literacy.

Digital literacy is no longer optional!

Basic computer skills have become a pre-requisite for success in employment and learning. The purpose of integrating computer skills in Adult ESL literacy instruction is twofold: developing learners' digital literacy to get things done in daily life and enabling the use of technology for further improvement of their conventional literacy and language skills. CLB: ESL for ALL (p. 24) outlines 3 categories of digital literacy. These categories can be used as a starting point in our digital literacy lesson plans. Based on the digital literacy categories identify a few items that you think will be valuable for learners in your class. Use tables below to guide you through the process. Share your ideas/findings on the discussion forum (Task 2).