When I talk about transliteracy, people often ask whether it's the same as media literacy. Less frequently, they ask whether it's the same as digital literacy. I think it's both of those and more, but I'm trying to compose a simple answer to the question. I'm interested in your thoughts on whether the following equation makes sense…
'The ability to access, understand and create communications in a variety of contexts.' (Ofcom, 2003)
'The ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers.' (Gilster, 1997)
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A sense of history, culture, production and interaction. But also less, because it is not just about computer-based materials, but all communication types from body language and scratching in the sand with a stick etc. Hmm, is digital literacy just too narrow to even be included?
'The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms and tools from orality through print, TV, radio and film, to networked digital media.' (PART, 2006)