What was life like before the internet? Note: these weren't necessarily written last month, but that was when I read them. 1.
You're (probably) not a millionaire Bon Stewart's post about temporarily embarrassed millionaires was a great reminder not only why socialism is feared and suspected in the USA, but also explains why the corporate machine has co-opted celebrity as its smiling face. in related news, Cory Doctorow says you can shove the reputation economy up your arse. 2. We will be arguing about digital literacy until the heat death of the universe December means the usual moral panics about kids getting screens for Christmas. 3. This article made me feel old: "If you were born before 1985, then you know what life is like both with the internet and without. 4.
Whether it applies to operating systems, to organisations, to online courses, or to the structure of entire sectors, openness is vital to our collective future success. 5. Chances are that after Christmas, you're feeling slightly poorer than usual. 2016 nmc horizon strategic brief digital literacy. The New Media Literacies.
Why we post. Basic Digital Skills. If we are to ensure everyone across the UK has the skills they need to participate fully in the digital world, then it’s important that we understand what we mean by the term Basic Digital Skills.
At Go ON UK we have worked with a broad range of organisations to create a framework of Basic Digital Skills, which can be used by individuals and organisations to help people to develop their digital skills. Only by all using a common measurement framework can we truly determine levels of digital skills and ensure that everyone in the UK achieves the same minimum standard of digital literacy. Managing information Find, manage and store digital information and content Safety Identify and assess accurate sources of informationUse security tools when browsing the webRegularly update and run virus checking softwareManage parental controls Actions for individuals Actions for organisations Communicating Communicate, interact, collaborate, share and connect with others Transacting Problem-solving Creating.
The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens. At Tumblr headquarters, I found myself in a contest of name-dropping teenagers’ URLs, much the same way people dropped indie rock bands in college.
Danielle Strle told me about Cornputer; I had to tell her that Heckacute had gone password-protected. “Oh my God, you know Pizza?” Strle said. “Yes. Oh my God, I love Pizza,” I said, “Tell me about Pizza.” I had been trying to interview Pizza for a year before her blog disappeared in August 2014. Jess Miller is a 18-year-old recent high school graduate who lives in Melbourne, Australia. Miller’s mom, Jodie Arrowsmith, didn’t know she was on Tumblr for the first few years. In early 2014, when she was 16, some Tumblr users dug up posts Miller had written when she was 13 in which she used the word “nigga.” There are still (false) rumors floating around that Pizza was terminated by Tumblr for being racist. In November 2012, Lilley and Greenfield were contacted by Dennis Hegstad. Tumblr has always had a complicated relationship with money. Digital literacy & inclusion.
TEENS REACT TO ENCYCLOPEDIAS. Digital literacy. TEDxWarwick - Doug Belshaw - The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies. Green Paper on Digital Literacy - Ministry for Education & Employment, 2015. The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies. Ed.D. thesis (FINAL TO UPLOAD) The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies v0.9. The Web We Have to Save — Matter. It had all started with 9/11.
I was in Toronto, and my father had just arrived from Tehran for a visit. We were having breakfast when the second plane hit the World Trade Center. I was puzzled and confused and, looking for insights and explanations, I came across blogs. Once I read a few, I thought: This is it, I should start one, and encourage all Iranians to start blogging as well. So, using Notepad on Windows, I started experimenting. Then, on November 5, 2001, I published a step-to-step guide on how to start a blog. Those days, I used to keep a list of all blogs in Persian and, for a while, I was the first person any new blogger in Iran would contact, so they could get on the list.
Every morning, from my small apartment in downtown Toronto, I opened my computer and took care of the new blogs, helping them gain exposure and audience. The breadth of what was available those days amazed us all. The hyperlink was my currency six years ago. But are we missing something here?