I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

One of the competencies that make up the broad term “Digital Literacy” is Information Literacy which, as we teach in our Digital Literacy for the Modern Workplace course, is the skill to be able to interpret and evaluate information before you pass it on.

Lack of Information Literacy has real-life dire consequences as is illustrated by the situation playing out in India on the WhatsApp platform.

Do you have the tools and know-how to evaluate information for accuracy, before passing it on? This is a crucial digital literacy skill if you are going to be a responsible digital citizen.