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By Alexander J. A. M. van Deursen, Jan A. G. M. van Dijk

The 1st ebook to systematically talk about the abilities and literacies had to use electronic media, rather the web, van Dijk and van Deursen's transparent and available paintings distinguishes electronic abilities, analyzes their roles and incidence, and provides options from person, academic, sociological, and coverage views.

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This is evident in attracting attention online and constructing profiles, which require both communication skills and strategic skills: What is the Internet user attempting to achieve? 4 Communication Internet Skills We consider communication Internet skills as the ability to M M M M M M M M M M Search, select, evaluate, and act upon contacts online (networking). Encode messages online: Construct meaning. Decode messages online: Understand meaning. Exchange messages online: Exchange meaning.

1 Framework of Six Types of Internet Skills. CHAPTER 3 Impact: Why Digital Skills Are the Key to the Information Society Introduction: The Social Context of Skills In this book, we attempt to draw a broad social picture of the backgrounds and consequences of the digital skills as defined in the previous chapter while we have mainly focused on Internet skills.

Before the diffusion of the Internet in households, searches within electronic databases were typically facilitated by individuals who were skilled in the use of databases, such as librarians (Jenkins, Corritore, & Wiedenbeck, 2003). Because of the ubiquity of the Internet and search engines, most users have not received formal training in the use of search facilities (Thatcher, 2008). Searching skills are commonly subsumed under information literacy and digital literacy. Standards and statements regarding these terms are produced by several professional information associations.

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