Defining Digital literacy in the 21st century is a complex proposition, in simplistic terms it is the ability to know when and how to use digital technology. Due to some survey, the most valuable feedback came from the “teach your parents” activity. Ex; -I showed my mom how to use her Iphone once she got it and it was easy for me, but hard for her. -I taught my dad how to use an iPod. It was kind of funny because I understood all of the technological terms but he was not familiar with some of them so I had to find different words to use. It took a while but he finally got it.
We understand that our future will depend heavily on digital technology,and with these electronic advances comes the need to provide women & girls a well-rounded, contemporary education. As several of us noted, in addition to the “traditional” literacies of reading, writing, and arithmetic, women today must be literate in the digital sense. Moving from “the ability to know when and how to use digital technology” to clearly articulating the knowledge and skills that make one literate today is a challenging yet worthwhile endeavor. Now that our online platform "WEBB-middleeast.com" & " WEBB-middleeast.org" are up and running, it’s time for women to start looking at this issue more deeply, and take a chance to learn how to use it to gain competitive advantages in Today's & Tomorrow's Global market .
Take action! This post was submitted in response to WWW: Women Weave the Web .