b'G rey House 29Education P ublishingDigital Literacy: Skills & StrategiesEdited by James F. Nicosia and Laura NicosiaDigital Literacy: Skills & Strategies provides a comprehensive collectionof essays that help students, educators, and researchers understand the key and fundamental terms associated with the ever-evolving term, digital literacy.What was once considered media literacy back in the early to mid-20th century to combat the growing powers of sensationalized journalism, war propaganda, and manipulative advertising practices has currently become a broad field encompassing many areas of skills, dispositions, creativity, and knowledge. These include both the technical and cognitive aptitudes.Building a digital literacy skill set encompasses a diverse set of strategies, including: EDUCATION The development of critical thinking, evaluative skills, and ethical practices;The ability to understand how various media and technologies affect onesthinking and assumptions; The emergence of familiarity with new and developing technical terms andconcepts; and The ability to design, produce, deploy, and synthesize information and textsvia digital means.With the advent and explosion of social media, internet access, and smart phones/tablets/laptops, it is imperative that we help digital users acquire and develop skills and thought patterns to help them navigate the digital landscape with a discerning eye, to be able to tell fact from fiction, search out trusted sources of news and data, and help them avoid falling victim to digital predators, stalkers, bullies, and criminals.Digital literacy is a living skill set that enables us to judge the credibility, intentions, and authenticity of a piece of digital media.Someone who is digitally literate is a conscientious,ethical, wise member of society who does not fall victim to lies, misinformation, alternate facts,or scams and who does not allow others to do likewise. Therefore, developing digital literacyalso promotes digital citizenship.This collection of essays is designed to help high school students, undergraduates, and adultreaders develop and put these social, emotional, and technical facets of digital literacy into action.This volume introduces readers to the fundamentals of digital literacy using easy-to-understandlanguage without the use of technical jargon. It is our aim to provide deeper levels ofunderstanding for this inexorable area of vital twenty-first century life and workplace skills.F irst Edition|June 2022|One Volume; 800 Pages|Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-392-3 Library Price: $165Includes Free Online Access on the Salem Press Platform(800) 562-2139 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.greyhouse.com'