Framework for the experiences carried out until now on digital literacy in the Spanish Market
Digital literacy is a key aspect for the development of the Information Society. Only those countries that understand the importance of the concept would be able to develop active policies that allow citizens to reach higher degrees of social integration and welfare. The present article tries to offer a description on different experiences carried up to now on digital literacy in the Spanish market. The information society must be considered, above all, a society composed by people. For that reason, a social priority for the information society development should be centered on increasing the investments in the acquisition of knowledge. To be included in the digital literacy means to have the technological capabilities that allow a person surviving in the information society. We try to offer real examples for the development of digital literacy in a variety of areas of application: education, social inclusion and firms. For that reason we describe and analyze the contribution of digital literacy to the following Spanish projects, Educared, that tries to promote the spread of Internet for innovation and pedagogical training amongst teachers, parents and students in primary and secondary schools; the Dana Project, that tries to identify good practices to reduce the digital gap based in gender; and Competic, a program that tries to offer good practices for the promotion of information and communication technologies in small and medium size firms.