Digital Literacy: An Essential Life Skill in the Present Era of Growing and Global Educational Society | Original Article
Digital literacy is the foremost necessity of the 21st, century world. Common people, nation builders, and the next generation of modern techno age are in the dire need of properly digitally literate. Digital literacy is the new life skill in this age. The digital environment is spreading out around the whole society. Well settled and comfortable life of all of us is possible only if we will be digitally literate to survive in this digital era. Most of the job opportunities are only for those who are digitally literate. In the modern system of education teacher must have digital skills. A teacher who is digitally literate can survive in the digital era. Technology will not replace the teachers, but teachers who use technology will replace those who do not. So to keep the issue in the mind researcher made an attempt to through light on digital literacy as a life skill in the present era of growing and global educational society. Some of the important issues that a teacher should learn and use the digital devices and create a digital environment in the classroom as well as in the school also are discussed here. Students definitely will be benefitted if teachers use digital devices and ICTs at their best. It is the time to enhance those skills which are the foundation for the present global and growing educational society. The researcher also discussed the positive and negative impacts of digital learning and the role of parents in the global educational society.