Topic 2 Eight Elements of Digital Literacy

Belshaw’s model provides a holistic approach to digital literacy were knowing how to use technology is just one of the 8 core elements (cognitive).

The model is broad enough that the elements can be applied to any related situation and role. It is also descriptive rather than prescriptive making it a suitable learning framework for improving the digital literacy fluency of both digital novices and confident digital learners.

Belshaw (2012) explores the essential DL designed into eight parts: