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Understanding digital media literacy in a digital age: A review of current frameworks

Li, Ker Yuek and Zahiri, Megat Aman and Jumaat, Nurul Farhana (2020) Understanding digital media literacy in a digital age: A review of current frameworks. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24 (5). pp. 1010-1015. ISSN 1475-7192

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.37200/IJPR/V24I5/PR201774


There is an increment of Malaysian internet users in recent year. Younger user, specifically the generation Z, also named as ′internet generation′ is considered as the category who actively participate and share content through social media or group messaging. When the world becomes more interconnected, the adoption to technological gadgets is increasing. It changes the identity of audience from passive to active recipient while processing the message. In fact, to utilize digital gadgets and manage with information competently are a set of skills that essential for every individual. However, fundamental understanding of digital media literacy remains unclear. Therefore, this paper outlines the concept of digital media literacy from various literature. The discussion is based on five competencies, namely (i) competence of access, (ii) analyse and evaluation, (iii) create, (iv) reflect, and (v) act. This study aims to provide a guideline for educators by identifying the issues that related of digital media literacy and competencies among students while conducting the class. Besides, further information on the existing frameworks of digital literacy will also be elaborated and refined.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social Media, Generation z
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ID Code:86966
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:22 Oct 2020 04:20
Last Modified:22 Oct 2020 04:20

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