Why Is Digital Literacy important?

Digital Literacy is the awareness, ability, and confidence to use digital technologies, the ability to work with and verify data and content, to contextualise modes of production and distribution of data and digital artefacts, and to create, problem solve and communicate effectively. 
At Swinburne we want to support students to be able to confidently, creatively and critically use technology in a global context and in a variety of ways; To look for information and evaluate its authenticity, collaborate with others, manage an online identity and become a content creator, not just a consumer.  
Digital Literacies Curriculum.

A focus on Digital Literacies promotes  the integration of digital literacy in the curriculum and encourages a wider discussion among staff and students of the importance of digital literacy in the future world of work and beyond. 
Digitally fluent Swinburne graduates
To ensure our students graduate digital fluent we are foregrounding the pillars of Digital Literacies within teaching and learning. These pillars include the Graduate Attributes of Technology Literacy, Information Literacy and are underpinned by Critical Literacy
Swinburne Adobe
Creative Campus.


Swinburne has partnered with Adobe to become the first Adobe Creative Campus in Australia. We believe that digital literacy, access and equity are essential to the future of our students and staff. We believe that whether you are engaged in a creative course or not, this partnership will be beneficial to all.
Swinburne is dedicated to finding the most authentic and industry-relevant ways for our students to become future ready learners. 
Take a look at one of Adobe's partnerships  that highlighting a number of courses we teach right here at Swinburne. 
Where could this partnership take you?
Teaching & learning methodologies to
support a creative mindset.
Focusing on creativity supports our staff to innovate within their teaching methodologies. It also supports making for learning techniques so students can utilise digital technologies to create and critically discuss the skills and attributes required to communicate effectively. This focus foregrounds the role risk, play and failure have within learning, and the complex (and exciting) ways in which creative problem solving and critical thinking impact our engagement with technology.

Digital literacy capabilities will be increasingly embedded within Swinburne courses, including innovations in learning activities and digital assessment tasks enabled through Adobe Creative Cloud applications. This will advance students’ creative and persuasive digital communications expertise and their ability to clearly express ideas and showcase their personal brands to future employers, giving them an edge in a competitive modern workplace.
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