It’s the 21st Century, Get With It

We currently live in a world where people from across the globe can communicate almost instantaneously, where data and information can be shared the world over, and learning made so much easier – all thanks to the ever evolving world of technology. With all the new upgrades, innovations, and devices, however, how can one keep up? It’s because of this the world is much faster paced than it used to be – even compared to 5 to 10 years ago – and people need to have a handle on all of this in order to be somewhat successful in their careers. This is where digital literacy comes into play.

According to the U.S. Digital Literacy Website, http://digitalliteracy.us/, digital literacy can be described as, “learning how to use technology’s tools.” In my opinion, this includes learning and becoming comfortable with computers, smart phones, smart boards, tablets, etc. It also would include learning how to successfully navigate and, in practicing digital citizenship, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, etc. In doing these things, individuals are becoming fluent in the digital world. Once they are fluent, they can then continue to respond and adapt to the constantly changing market. After all, it’s almost guaranteed that today’s technologies will be considered obsolete tomorrow. So get with it!

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6 comments

  1. lovelyteachers · January 20, 2016

    This could not be more true. Life is changing faster and faster every day and people need to keep up. So many people are afraid of the every changing technology that they are not taking advantage of it. People need to move into the technology world and take it head on!

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    • joshuapilkington · January 25, 2016

      Exactly! People just need to dive in and learn it. It won’t help simply sitting on the sidelines.

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  2. sharinglovelife · January 23, 2016

    Your title made me chuckle because that’s exactly what my son and daughter say to their grandmothers. With a little push their grandma’s are using cell phones which is way more than before. One step at a time.

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  3. Pelayom6 · January 25, 2016

    Technology has come a long way Compare to years gone by for example take a look at the cell phone where people would be lined up at phone booth and call center just to make and receive a phone call, now with the advance in technology you make a phone with the tap of a single button you can make a phone call to anywhere in the world at anytime.

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