Assessing Digital Literacy
21st century skills are increasingly important for success in our rapidly changing, digital society. These skills include, for example, digital literacy, creativity, problem solving and cooperation. More often than not, traditional assessment is not suited for these type of constructs, since they are not primarily content knowledge based. Therefore, technologies such as virtual reality and eye tracking can and should be used to make our measurements as valid and efficient as possible.
This session will focus on practical considerations and approaches for assessing digital literacy, which has to do with how individuals access, understand, communicate and create digital content, and use digital devices, tools and applications. First, we will introduce the challenges in assessing digital literacy, and in particular information literacy. Then, it will be illustrated how an eye-tracking device was used to support validity research of an assessment for information literacy.