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University Libraries launches framework for digital literacy

Virginia Tech News: “Taking action and being active in the digital world involves understanding and effectively using a variety of online resources. To help the campus community and beyond be better equipped to do this, the Virginia Tech University Libraries, with partners from across campus, launched a framework to enhance digital literacy as part of emerging, collaborative digital literacy initiatives. The goal is to empower learners to navigate the complex digital world as both consumers and creators, enabling them to achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals. “This means helping learners to develop digital skills so that they can effectively manage their digital lives, such as monitor their online image, find credible data and information resources online, and use the latest online tools to create something new,” said Julia Feerrar, head of Digital Literacy Initiatives. The University Libraries and its campus partners have been building a shared vision and language for what digital literacy means…”

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