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  1. Feb 2021
  2. Oct 2020

      This document is from the Maryland department of labor and discusses the evolution of digital technology, digital literacy, and the framework for adult leaners. Rate: 6/10

  3. Jan 2020
    1. it’s easy to forget that laws, morals and rights still apply online.

      I think this is why we've seen an increase in cyber bullying. People think that they can hide behind the screens and not have the same consequences.

    2. what you share online may be seen by people you didn’t intend or expect to see it. Your ability to control who sees what is limited: both content creators and traditional gatekeepers and distributors have much less power to control what happens to it once it’s posted. This can make it difficult to manage audiences, and there is always a risk of context collapse when what was intended for one audience is seen by another. As well, you may be sharing content that you’re not aware of with audiences you don’t know about, such as cookies and other tracking tools that record information about who you are and what you do when you visit a website.

      This could be a weakness to digital platforms. But it's also a reminder to the users that we need to be careful about what we post, create, and share.

    3. Digital content is permanent

      This is really important for us to remember. Especially as future educators.

    4. without guidance they remain amateur users of information and communications technology (ICT), which raises concerns about a generation of youth who are not fully digitally literate, yet are deeply immersed in cyberspace.

      I relate to this... I'm really good with the technology I'm familiar with but as soon as I have to figure out a new digital forum, I'm a mess!

    5. “it is not… enough to assume that young people automatically have all of the skills, knowledge and understanding that they need to apply to their use of technology. All young people need to be supported to thrive in digital cultures; they need help making sense of a rapidly changing world of technology which gives them access to vast amounts of information, which is infused with commercial agendas and which for many reasons can be difficult to interpret.”[1]

      I think this thought can be applied to other areas, not just digital literacy.

    6. citizens who lack digital literacy skills risk being disadvantaged when it comes to accessing healthcare, government services and opportunities for employment, education and civic participation

      This is so true. Everything is becoming digitalized.

    7. Digital literacy is more than technological know-how: it includes a wide variety of ethical, social and reflective practices that are embedded in work, learning, leisure and daily life.

      I like this definition. It shows that there is so much more to digital literacy than I originally thought.

    8. being able to adapt what we produce for various contexts and audiences;

      Our audience is huge! Giving a presentation to college freshman or a presentation to 70 year olds will look like two totally different things. We need to know our audience.

    9. Understand is that critical piece – it’s the set of skills that help us comprehend, contextualize, and critically evaluate digital media so that we can make informed decisions about what we do and encounter online. These are the essential skills that we need to start teaching our kids as soon as they go online. Understand includes recognizing how networked technology affects our behaviour and our perceptions, beliefs and feelings about the world around us.

      I think this is a crucial piece to digital literacy. Based on my experience with youth, the kids I work with rarely know how to make "informed decisions" about what they are doing, posting, and searching online. They aren't able to recognize the impact that certain things have on their future.

    10. Digital Literacy Model

      Perfect for visual learners!

  4. Jul 2019
    1. Beware online "filter bubbles" | Eli Pariser

      Really great video to make us and our students more aware of what the reality and bias of their searches are.

  5. Feb 2019
    1. Digital skills would focus on which tool to use (e.g., Twitter) and how to use it (e.g., how to tweet, retweet, use TweetDeck), while digital literacy would include in-depth questions: When would you use Twitter instead of a more private forum? Why would you use it for advocacy? Who puts themselves at risk when they do so?

      Digital Skills vs. Digital Literacy

    2. Digital skills focus on what and how. Digital literacy focuses on why, when, who, and for whom.
    1. But how are faculty ever to create networkedlearning experiencesin open online spacesfor students if they have never experienced learning for themselves in these spaces?

      Yes! This a brilliant way to build faculty's digital literacy. Provide and model the experience in order to build confidence.

  6. Jan 2019
    1. In a blog post, or in the comments below, please use the following prompts to guide your response: In no more than three sentences, please define digital literacy.Make a list of the skills that are a part of digital literacy.What is the difference/relationship between digital literacy some of these other perspectives (e.g., information literacy, media literacy, etc).What do you think of the definitions/statements provided above? What do you like? What is missing?What are some perspectives that we left out above…but should include?What are some ways you teach digital literacy?What are some ways that students can best learn digital literacy skills?What do you believe the most effective way to teach digital literacy?How digital literate are you? In what ways are you “digitally literate”?

      Questions from blog for digital literacy.

  7. Sep 2018
    1. These efforts seek not to simply understand the web but to empower adolescents to help build a better open web.

      After reading the draft, I think the Web Literacy Map has good intentions and uses. I think the fundamental strands of exploring, building, and connecting are crucial in every aspect and subject of students learning especially in digital literacy. I appreciated how they pointed out that they do not know what the future of web literacy holds because I think if we continue to encourage children to explore and build and then eventually connect, the possibilities will be incredible and endless.

    1. Digital literacy would focus on helping students choose appropriate images, recognize copyright licensing, and cite or get permissions, in addition to reminding students to use alternative text for images to support those with visual disabilities.

      The concept of digital literacy is brand new to me, but instantly I see the importance especially in a growing world of technology. Knowing digital literacy seems to prepare students for the real world in jobs and future education. I think it gives more meaning to the use of technology for students.

    2. Digital literacy is not about the skills of using technologies, but how we use our judgment to maintain awareness of what we are reading and writing, why we are doing it, and whom we are addressing.
    3. It means teaching progressively rather than sequentially, which helps learners understand better and more clearly over time.
    4. Doug Belshaw’s eight elements of digital literacies, I have just mentioned the civic, critical, creative, and communicative. The other four are cultural, cognitive, constructive, and confidence. This last one is important and takes time to build
    5. Digital skills focus on what and how. Digital literacy focuses on why, when, who, and for whom.
  8. Jun 2018
  9. Jan 2018
    1. Digital and Information Literacies

      From my POV, this is an incredibly important priority, not just for education, but for everyone, everywhere, as we have been going through a dramatic breakdown in shared understandings of literacies. I credit @bryanalexander for helping me to always think of literacies plural instead of this or that singular literacy.

  10. Sep 2017
    1. Intel®Learn Easy Steps

      digital literacy curriculum

    2. rather than institutions providing formal tuition or teaching, the approach focuses on supporting informal mentoring relationships between individuals
    3. Digital literacy for all or basic digital skills for low-level users of ICT.

      Area 1 of educational focus

    4. Digital literacy model: Canada Centre for Digital and Media Literacy

      digital literacy model

  11. Jul 2017
    1. Using higher education to "save the web" means leveraging the classroom to make visible the effects of surveillance capitalism. It means more clearly defining and empowering the notion of consent. Most of all, it means envisioning, with students, new ways to exist online.

      Saving the web = digital literacy.

  12. Jun 2017
    1. Okay, so here I was in one room with university administrators. I chose the concept I was going to present by three main criteria: a) The concept should scaffold ongoing, constructive and critical discussions around the different ideas of digital pedagogy, identity, teaching and learning among faculty and students. b) I wanted to show ‘proof’ that what I was pitching had worked before elsewhere, that it had been applied. c) Under no circumstances did I want to promote a centralized use of technology that follows ideas of control or restraint. (you may read “LMS” here) Instead, I was looking for something that provided students and educators with agency over their own digital identities and their learning and teaching.

      three criteria for digital infrastructure that supports digital citizenship/literacy/identity/pedagogy

    1. It’s not like a disaster not to own one’s domain. It’s something that makes sense at some stage of One’s digital existence, but not the FIRST step imho.

      questions about the right moment for domain ownership in digital literacy in relation to knowledge, skills, resources

    1. Antigonish 2.0 offers a call to colleges and universities around the globe to consider how their resources—staff, faculty, students, space, digital infrastructures, brands—can be deployed at all three layers of the initiative.

      the call to EDU

    2. Antigonish 2.0, therefore, is a community capacity-building project about media literacy and civic engagement.

      Antigonish 2.0

    3. Its vision was as education-focused as it was economic, with an emphasis on building literacy as an avenue toward civic participation. The Antigonish Movement addressed people's poverty and lack of agency by creating collaborative capacity for pushing back on the structures of their disenfranchisement.

      on building economic, educational and political agency

  13. Mar 2017
    1. Here's one way higher education can help: teach critical thinking modes that bring scholarly best practices to the modern web.

      A call for EDU to prioritize critical thinking and digital/web literacy.

    1. Fundamentally, these efforts miss because what’s needed is not an understanding of news but of the web.

      Why today, digital/web literacy is more important than plain old info/news literacy.

  14. Feb 2017
    1. University of Edinburgh has hired a Wikimedian-in-residenc

      should every institution have an "open knowledge officer"?

    2. Advancing digital literacy has profound implications for global economies

      I think this doesn't go far enough about economic impact. It's not just IT professionals that need digital literacy in order to support a healthy economy and society, it's everyone. The economic impact goes way beyond the IT sector.

    3. Digital Polarization Initiative

      DigiPo, as its friends call it, is a valuable example of work underway in digital literacy. Learn more from the post from project leader Mike Caulfield.

    4. Creating and participating in the digital space also surfaces a number of digital literacy issues, including security, privacy, and openness.

      use digital literacy as a "can opener" to serve up issues around security, privacy, and openness

    5. isc recommends staff-student partnerships to drive innovation while upskilling the digital prowess of all involved, and has published a guide for planning a collaborative approach.

      this sounds crucial: support student agency in digital literacy from the start

    1. we must put digital literacy at the core of the curriculum

      critical thinking and information literacy, especially for digital, networked information, is core, perhaps second only to collaboration with other humans

  15. Jan 2017
    1. We need everyone to have the skills to read, write and participate in the digital world

      @mozilla's call for universal web literacy