Digital literacies are skills and aptitudes that empower individuals to learn and use technology and communication tools in an effective, ethical, and appropriate manner. In a complex environment of dynamic technology change, a digitally literate individual is comfortable in continually learning and adapting to new technologies. A digitally literate person:
Digital competencies are essential in the 21st century for both personal and professional success. Our program will foster a community of digital learners who are able to support and teach each other, adapt to new and changing technologies, and become efficient at identifying and using appropriate technologies.
Macalester will become a campus community in which change and transformation are the expectation and where all students, faculty, and staff will confidently adopt and use technology appropriately for increased productivity, improved collaboration, and effective communication in this rapidly evolving digital ecosystem.