Planeta.com’s Digital Literacy Quiz – planeta.com/digital-literacy-quiz – is used in tandem with our workshops and February’s Responsible Travel Week. It’s part of our internal effort of cyber housekeeping that we share with friends.
Participants score their performances.
Suggestions are welcome. The quiz and related handouts can be used and shared freely in classrooms and workshops. We just ask for attribution and that you continue to share what you learn.
Upgrading communication skills is a worthy goal of its own. A sidenote – Responsible Travel Week started because so many people doing so many good things were stumped when it came to communicating their experiences, needs, and lessons learned. Responsible Travel Week aims to heal that communication disconnect by focusing attention on local examples around the world.
The digital world changes so frequently, it is impossible to keep up with all of the options, upgrades, and alternatives. We settle into routines, which can be comfortable, perhaps too comfortable. Our digital literacy skills, particularly for those working in education, conservation, and tourism, need to be challenged on a regular basis if we need to be effective communicators and collaborators.
Are we personally comfortable? Can we explain this to others in a friendly and helpful manner? This questions will be explored and hopefully articulated online.
Core Skills: Basics
- Do you use more than one browser?
- Do you share photos and videos?
- Do you pay attention to your notifications?
- Do you take screenshots from your phone and computer?
- Bonus points: Do you Shazam?
Please name the browser or browsers you use.
Have you checked for updates for your browsers?
Have you created an email address?
Have you created more than one email address?
Have you deleted an email?
Do you know the passwords to access your emails?
Have you changed the subject line in the reply to an email?
Have you forwarded an email?
Have you learned the difference between CC (Carbon Copy) and BCC (Blind Carbon Copy)
Instead of sending attachments, do you know how to share a link where the information can be downloaded?
Have you commented on a blog in the past month?
Have you created an account on Facebook?
Have you added a status update?
Have you commented on a friend’s post?
Have you liked a friend’s post?
Have you adjusted notifications on or off for your friends?
Have you uploaded photos?
Have you updated your cover photo, aka avatar?
Have you downloaded an image from Facebook?
Mobile users: Have you checked in to a particular place?
Have you created an account on Flickr?
Have you uploaded photos?
Have you viewed your contacts’ photos?
Have you edited your buddy icon?
Have you updated your profile information so it includes links to your Facebook, Twitter, and other social web accounts?
Have you organized your photos?
Have you added a star to someone else’s image?
Have you added images to a Flickr group?
Have you checked out recent activity?
Have you checked out your stats?
Have you created an account on LinkedIn?
Does your profile feature your current employment?
Have you endorsed a colleague on LinkedIn?
Have you written a recommendation for a colleague?
Have you thanked a colleague for an endorsement or recommendation?
Have you joined a group?
Have you liked a particular topic in a LinkedIn group?
Group creators, have you added a hero image?
Do you know how many people have looked at your profile in the past 15 days?
Do you know how to change the Frequency of Group Digest emails?
Have you linked your LinkedIn and Slideshare accounts?
Have you managed your recommendations?
Have you asked for a recommendation?
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Have you created an account on Slideshare?
Have you linked your Slideshare and LinkedIn accounts?
Have you linked your Slideshare and Facebook accounts?
Have you linked your Slideshare and Google+ accounts?
Have you uploaded a presentation?
Are you able to edit your profile?
Have you liked someone else’s presentation?
Have you commented on someone else’s presentation?
Have you created an account on Skype?
What version of Skype are you using?
Does your microphone work?
Does your webcam work?
Have you changed your mood message?
Have you shared your screen on Skype?
Have you created an account on TripAdvisor?
Have you linked your TripAdvisor account with Facebook?
Have you rated a hotel or restaurant?
Have you rated a tour?
Have you liked someone else’s review?
Have you posted a comment or question in the Travel Forum?
- Have you created an account on Twitter?
- Can you login on your laptop? On your phone? On your tablet?
- Have you updated your avatar image?
- Have you updated your profile?
- Have you retweeted someone else’s tweet?
- Have you used a hashtag on Twitter?
- Have you reviewed your email notifications?
- Have you kept an eye on your followers?
- Have you created a Twitter list?
- Have you published a Twitter moment?
- Have you embedded a tweet on a website?
- Do you manage more than one Twitter account?
Bonus points if you change it this week.
Have you created an account on YouTube?
Have you favorited a video?
Have you subscribed to a YouTube channel?
Have you adjusted your YouTube account notifications?
Have you viewed your YouTube channel statistics?
Have you turned off an advertisement on YouTube?
Have you uploaded a video to YouTube?
Have you created a custom thumbnail image for your video?
Have you changed the license setting for any of your videos to Standard YouTube to Creative Commons attribution?
Have you adjusted the video viewing settings to 1080p?
Have you reviewed your viewing history?
Have you searched for a playlist?
Have you created a playlist?
Have you created an account on Wikipedia?
Have you edited Wikipedia?
Have you contributed a photo for Wiki Loves Monuments?
Business Owners: If you own a brick-and-mortar business, have you claimed your space on Facebook? On Google? If you have, claim double points.
Elsewhere on the Web
Everything is too complicated – Verge