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Web Literacy is the skills and competencies needed for reading, writing, and participating on the Web.
ExploreReading the Web
- Accessing the web using the common features of a browser.
- Using hyperlinks to access a range of resources on the web.
- Reading, evaluating, and manipulating URLs.
- Recognizing the common visual cues in the services.
- Exploring browser add-ons and extensions to provide additional functionality.
- Using and understanding the differences between URLs, IP addresses and search terms.
- Identifying where data is in the network of devices that makes up the Internet.
- Exporting, moving, and backing up data from web services.
- Explaining the role algorithms play in creating and managing content on the web.
- Creating or modifying an algorithm to serve content from around the web.
- Developing questions to aid a search.
- Using and revising keywords to make web searches more efficient.
- Evaluating search results to determine if the information is relevant.
- Finding real-time or time-sensitive information using a range of search techniques.
- Discovering information and resources by asking people within social networks.
- Comparing and contrasting information from a number of sources.
- Making judgments based on technical and design characteristics.
- Discriminating between ‘original’ and derivative web content.
- Identifying and investigating the author or publisher of web resources.
- Evaluating how purpose and perspectives shape web resources.
- Recommending how to avoid online scams and 'phishing’.
- Managing and maintaining account security.
- Encrypting data and communications using software and add-ons.
- Changing the default behavior of websites, add-ons and extensions to make web browsing more secure.
BuildWriting the Web
- Inserting hyperlinks into a web page.
- Identifying and using HTML tags.
- Embedding multimedia content into a web page.
- Creating web resources in ways appropriate to the medium/genre.
- Setting up and controlling a space to publish on the Web.
- Identifying remixable content.
- Combining multimedia resources to create something new on the web.
- Shifting context and meaning by creating derivative content.
- Citing and referencing original content.
- Using CSS properties to change the style and layout of a Web page.
- Demonstrating the difference between inline, embedded and external CSS.
- Improving user experiences through feedback and iteration.
- Creating device-agnostic web resources.
- Reading and explaining the structure of code.
- Identifying and applying common coding patterns and concepts.
- Adding comments to code for clarification and attribution.
- Applying a script framework.
- Querying a web service using an API.
- Using empathy and awareness to inform the design of web content that is accessible to all users.
- Designing for different cultures which may have different interpretations of design elements.
- Comparing and exploring how different interfaces impact diverse users.
- Improving the accessibility of a web page through the design of its color scheme, structure/hierarchy and markup.
- Comparing and contrasting how different interfaces impact diverse web users.
ConnectParticipating on the Web
- Creating and using a system to distribute web resources to others.
- Contributing and finding content for the benefit of others.
- Creating, curating, and circulating web resources to elicit peer feedback.
- Understanding the needs of audiences in order to make relevant contributions to a community.
- Identifying when it is safe to contribute content in a variety of situations on the web.
- Choosing a Web tool to use for a particular contribution/ collaboration.
- Co-creating Web resources.
- Configuring notifications to keep up-to-date with community spaces and interactions.
- Working towards a shared goal using synchronous and asynchronous tools.
- Developing and communicating a set of shared expectations and outcomes.
- Engaging in web communities at varying levels of activity.
- Respecting community norms when expressing opinions in web discussions.
- Making sense of different terminology used within online communities.
- Participating in both synchronous and asynchronous discussions.
- Debating privacy as a value and right in a networked world.
- Explaining ways in which unsolicited third parties can track users across the web.
- Controlling (meta)data shared with online services.
- Identifying rights retained and removed through user agreements.
- Managing and shaping online identities.
- Distinguishing between open and closed licensing.
- Making web resources available under an open license.
- Contributing to an open source project.
- Advocating for an open web.