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NAME OF THE ASSESSMENT TOOL
Digital Literacy Survey
NAME OF AUTHOR(S)
ECDL Foundation
NAME OF PRODUCER
ECDL Foundation
DATE OF PRODUCTION
2016
COSTING
Free of charge
TYPE OF PRODUCT
Web Site
DIGITAL COMPETENCES
Information processing
LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE
Basic
LANGUAGE/S OF TEACHING RESOURCES
English
TUTORIAL SUPPORT
Yes
DESCRIPTION
The Digital Literacy Survey is a simple and fun self-assessment tool that allows you to discover how digitally literate you are. This survey consists of a variety of questions based on common ICT tasks, and identifying new media tools. From the assessment students are able to compare their digital confidence with their actual levels of digital literacy. The tool consists of 37 questions and takes approximately 5 - 10 minutes to complete.
This tool is a wizard like implementation, which guides you through a series of questions, preventing you from continuing unless all questions and components are answered.
Initiall you are asked to complete your country and language.
Followed by a series of questions relating to your personal profile. (1-10)Personal Profile
You are then asked to respond to a series of computer related information and tasks, measuring your competence from Not Confident, Not Very Confident, Fairly Confident, Very Confident.

Later questions and more interactive for example images are displayed and you have to select the correct answer or screen shot component displayed

Finally a pie chart of your perceived confidence and your actual competence is presented to you.
The chart compares your inital input with your ability to answer and complete your assigned tasks.

A final breakdown of the questions and topics is displayed, allowing participants view their areas of strengh and weakness. This is a suitable way for students to identify where improvements could be made in relation to their ICT Skills.

There is no associated documentation as this is not a requirement of this simple evaluation mechanism.
COMMENTS
This assessment website is available for use free of charge and provides a useful means to assess basic levels of competency.
This web-test is user friendly but requires adobe flash player for full use.

The activities and tasks are specifically related to the ECDL Curriculum and an assessment of ICT competence associated with their curriculum as apposed to the general usage of ICT.
TEACHERS' COMMENT
The Digital Literacy Survey is an online test too simple and not so instead they say. This self-assessment tool would allow, who wants to participate, “to discover how digitally literate you really are”. We think, instead, that the survey is too short and recognize only some aspects of how digitally we are. The questions are very easy and cover a little part of what and how the educators’ skills must be.
Positive it is the fact that the survey is made by almost 20 different languages, and the possibility to compare our digital confidence to our actual levels of digital literacy that they propose. Also, the tool consists of 37 questions and will take approximately 10 minutes.
The link presented in Fiction web page is associated directly at the survey. Even if we try to have a little searching it is quite impossible to understand why this survey exists and which is the meaning or the implication to do it.
At the end, after the comparison between our digital confidence and our actual levels of digital literacy, there are two diagrams showing the skills but the “exit” button connects at a “Page not found”.
We think, in short words, that this tools seems quite old in 2020.