"Digital citizenship is the responsible use of technology to learn, create, and participate." (www.commonsense.org/education)
In addition to learning how to evaluate online sources (using the CRAAP tool or developing a keen eye to spot fake news) and analyze research results (see HOWLER tutorials), libraries provide access to resources that support your growth and participation in a digital world when you leave school. A few examples:
Information Access & Ethics.
Social Media & Identities.
LinkedIn Learning offers a number of web-based courses to build your capacity to be an awesome digital citizen. Learn how to create and maintain a personal brand, better understand intellectual property and copyright when creating for the web, and explore the world of social media. To learn more about LinkedIn Learning, and set-up your account, checkout our resource page: https://libguides.madisoncollege.edu/LiL
Why you should care
About your part in the Information Ecosystem
We are all interconnected. Digital Technology can both clarify and confuse our connections as we simultaneously consume and create data and information online.
To understand the world and our place in it, we must engage information and knowledge critically and collaboratively.
This includes grasping concepts of privacy, intellectual property, metaliteracy, and civic engagement.
The icons and links below are connected to activities for both educators and life-long learners that apply a critical and reflective lens to digital engagement.
Topic Highlight: Civic Engagement.
Civic Engagement refers to "individual or collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern, including individual voluntarism, organizational involvement and advocacy." Digital civic engagement takes this action into our active online spaces.
“Definition of Civic Engagement” American Psychological Association, www.apa.org/education/undergrad/civic-engagement.