Measuring Digital Literacy was not going to be easy either. We knew we needed a digital literacy test with clear, verifiable indicators. We also needed a test that could be feasible within our context of limited connectivity and where the students interact with computers only at school to access digital learning content.
A detailed search did not reveal any viable test that we could use to evaluate Digital Literacy in this unique context. In addition, most tests available involve teacher-centered instruction where Digital Literacy, as a component of ICT, is taught as a subject, so we decided to develop a Digital Literacy Test. The test we have developed is tailored for the children we work with and their context since they represent our main target, those left behind.
As part of our test, students are observed as they interact with digital content. Their ability to use simple functions such as searching, creating and storing content, among other skills, is analysed. Additionally, the test evaluates the student’s ability to apply the digital skills and information to solve problems in their everyday lives.