Digital Literacies at Swinburne

Australia’s first and only Adobe Creative Campus.

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Our focus on Digital Literacies at Swinburne supports students to confidently, creatively and critically use technology in a global context and in a variety of ways. It enables our students to look for information and evaluate its authenticity, collaborate, manage an online identity and become a content creator, not just a consumer.

As Australia’s first and only Adobe Creative Campus, we are focused on ensuring that all students and staff have access to industry-standard software and multiple opportunities to develop and practice their digital literacy skills. We support our community to be fluent across all areas of information, technological and critical literacy.

Information Literacy is the ability to find and use information in a digital world. This includes the ability to access and manage digital data, information, draw insights through analysis, and construct findings and outcomes.

Technology Literacy is the confidence and ability to learn, select and use appropriate technological and digital tools to achieve desired outcomes.

Critical Literacy is the ability to reflectively question the context in which digital artefacts are made and used: who makes them, who consumes them and who controls them? Where are they controlled and what are the ethics we need to consider for future use? Can everyone have access?

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Embedding these skills throughout curriculum will help students graduate with a creative and persuasive digital communications expertise, an ability to clearly express ideas in a variety of formats and showcase their personal brands in a global context. Technology is at the heart of our work at Swinburne and we encourage students to use digital literacies to create work with impact.

To find out more, contact us at or email Clare Dyson, Associate Professor Digital Literacies on