Technology literacy is a term used to describe an individual’s ability to assess, acquire and communicate information in a fully digital environment. Students who possess technology literacy are able to easily utilize a variety of digital devices (e.g., computers, smartphones, tablets) and interfaces (e.g., e-mail, internet, social media, cloud computing) to communicate, troubleshoot and problem solve in both academic and non-academic surroundings.
Technology literacy refers to a familiarity with digital information and devices, increasingly essential in a modern learning environment. Technology literacy is similar to digital literacy, in that an individual who is technologically or digitally literate is well-versed in thinking critically and communicating by utilizing technology. These individuals understand how to consume, create, authenticate and share digital content, and can easily adapt to new technologies.