Got Literacy?

“Literacy” is one of the English language words that has become more contested and opaque due to its spawning across diverse fields. Attached to different technologies and activities, the term indicates the existence of certain skills and competences. We heard about computer literacy, media literacy, information literacy, network literacy, digital literacy, critical literacy, design literacy, visual literacy, alphabetic literacy, ICT literacy, cyberliteracy, television literacy, internet literacy, you name it. In the middle of such cacophony, How can we grasp the meaning of “literacy”?

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