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Research. This article proposes a continuum of ‘Visitors’ and ‘Residents’ as a replacement for Prensky’s much‐criticised Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants.


Challenging the basic premises upon which Prensky constructed his typology, Visitors and Residents fulfil a similar purpose in mapping individuals’ engagement with the Web. We argue that the metaphors of ‘place’ and ‘tool’ most appropriately represent the use of technology in contemporary society, especially given the advent of social media. The Visitors and Residents continuum accounts for people behaving in different ways when using technology, depending on their motivation and context, without categorising them according to age or background.

A wider and more accurate representation of online behaviour is therefore established. ContentsI. DigitalLiteracies.pdf. Students and digital literacy. Using Technology to Enhance Literacy Instruction. This Critical Issue was coauthored by Ann Holum, Ph.D., and Jan Gahala, M.A.

Using Technology to Enhance Literacy Instruction

Holum's doctoral work on the use of interactive media to improve children's story-understanding skills sparked her ongoing interest in integrating technologies in K-12 literacy settings; she currently is an independent educational consultant. Gahala is a technical specialist in NCREL's Communications department. ISSUE: Educational technology is nudging literacy instruction beyond its oral and print-based tradition to embrace online and electronic texts as well as multimedia.

Computers are creating new opportunities for writing and collaborating. The Internet is constructing global bridges for students to communicate, underscoring the need for rock-solid reading and writing skills. Although technology promises new ways to promote literacy, educators' reactions to it have been mixed. Overview | Goals | Action Options | Pitfalls | Different Viewpoints | Cases | Contacts | References Edyth E. Audiobooks. On teaching, reading, writing, and technology. Digital natives & immigrants. OR: Digital natives or immigrants? Can we please move on? Photo by Nico Cavallotto Times they are a-changing. Nothing new there. What is also changing are our characterisations of people who use the Internet. In the beginning (or near it) there was Mark Prensky. But it turned out that not everybody born before 1980 was an intractable technophobe. By 2009 Prensky himself was offering an alternative to the native/digital divide, and describing the emergence of ´homo sapiens digital´.

Digital Literacy. Digital divide and social media: Connectivity doesn’t end the digital divide, skills do. Whether we like it or not, we live in a very unequal and stratified world.

Digital divide and social media: Connectivity doesn’t end the digital divide, skills do.

We live in societies in which inequality is ignored in education, science, and in the social media. Digital Literacy. Home. Digital literacy campaign – we need your help. Starting this afternoon and running all this week, the Guardian will be launching a new campaign to improve the teaching of computer science and information technology in schools and universities – and we need your help.

Digital literacy campaign – we need your help

Tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday we will be running live Q&As with teachers, lecturers and experts from technology companies such as Google and Microsoft. The first Q&A will take place tomorrow from 12-2pm featuring Steve Beswick of Microsoft and Martin Harvey of e-skills UK – click here from tomorrow morning to read it and take part. We want teachers, students, lecturers, developers and IT professionals to give their views on the teaching of IT and computer science. Information fluency model. Common Core State Standards Mapped to Information Fluency Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically.

information fluency model

DIF involves knowing how digital information is different from print information; having the skills to use specialized tools for finding digital information; and developing the dispositions needed in the digital information environment. As teachers and librarians develop these skills and teach them to students, students will become better equipped to achieve their information needs. Locating Information Efficiently - What Information Am I Looking For? - Where Will I Find the Information? Rubrics * These levels are based on performance information from administrations of the 21CIF Assessment published by Information Fluency.

Universities must rethink their approach to student digital literacy. It's all about the conversation: Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Facebook f8 Developer Conference at the San Francisco Design Center.

Universities must rethink their approach to student digital literacy

Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images The digital domain is a space for conversations based on shared values Within any university, faculties and departments tend to operate as silos. While students pursuing various degrees will develop specialist skills, they may also know how to apply them only in a certain way. What digital literacies? Our digital natives are immigrating. By Karl Ochsner, Ed.D. Read more by eSchool News Contributor As technology changes, so do digital languages. Marc Prensky eloquently coined the metaphor of the “digital immigrant” to define an adult who has “immigrated” into the use of technology. Open University research explodes myth of 'digital native'

Gerald Haigh visits his alma mater to learn that a good attitude to technology correlates with good learning habits Is there a digital native?

Open University research explodes myth of 'digital native'

Not according to new Open University research A new research project by the Open University explores the much-debated concept of “the digital native”. The university does this by making full use of the rich resource which is its own highly diverse student body. Digitalliteracypaper. Digital literacy « Coherence of the inchoate.

Digital Literacy: Are the new technologies changing the way we read and write? Albin Wallace Abstract This paper discusses critically whether the new technologies are changing the ways in which we read and write, and examines some of the important issues raised by this possibility for teaching policy and practice. It makes reference to key theorists and draws upon primary, multi-media and other texts to substantiate the argument. As the Group ICT Director of the United Learning Trust, I have strategic responsibility for the educational use of ICT across all our schools and academies, and the implications of digital literacy are key to our decision-making on learning and teaching, especially in the context of reading and writing.