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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

versión impresa ISSN 0465-546X


MARTI, Myrna Carolina; D´AGOSTINO, Marcelo José; VEIGA DE CABO, Jorge  y  SANZ-VALERO, Javier. Alfabetización Digital: un peldaño hacia la sociedad de la información. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2008, vol.54, n.210, pp.11-15. ISSN 0465-546X.

Human beings tend to react to the words by their antonymous. The first thing that comes to the mind when speaking of literacy is in the illiterate. Unfortunately, this word has a very strong antonymous and with highly negative social and cultural implications. This is one of the great criticisms to the tendency to call "literacy" to this ongoing renewal of the capacities of learning and communicating. In this article we agree with those thinkers who state that the word "literacy", meaning the ability to read and write, has gradually extended its scope of application in the digital era to move to mean the ability to use the information and communications technologies and to understand the information, whatever its format. We present literacy as a constant and permanent learning process which should continue during life so that people can be functional for their family life, for the society and for the organizations in which they work, in this new paradigm called "Information Society". Digital Literacy is the last step known in this escalation towards the Information Society. We are in the middle of a permanent process of transformation which compels us to rethink our relationship with reality and we must be prepared to act accordingly since time and availability and the access to information have become key elements of survival in this new Society.

Palabras clave : Digital Literacy; Information Society; Information Access; Human Rights; Information and Communication Technologies.

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