Living in a digital society without digital competences is a little bit like trying to manage a driving ship without knowing what you’re doing. You have no control over where you’re going, the speed, how to avoid dangers etc. You just have to follow every arbitrary move the ship takes. Ok, maybe the image’s not watertight, but you should be worried.
But how can you introduce people to digital competences, digital literacy, media literacy, ICT literacy or whatever word you’re using? I’ve tried to make an introduction to my students. To make them aware of the importance of investing in these competences. The question is, do I scare them or do I inspire them?