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Research 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.
Students and digital literacy

Critical Issue: Using Technology to Enhance Literacy Instruction

This Critical Issue was coauthored by Ann Holum, Ph.D., and Jan Gahala, M.A. 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. Critical Issue: Using Technology to Enhance Literacy Instruction
In several panels at the 4Cs these past few days, the terms “metacognition” and “meta-awareness” came up a number of times, which I was happy to hear. In both cases, though, speakers were citing comp/rhet scholars only (a good article by Elizabeth Wardle in the case of meta-awareness). Given that comp/rhet drove a wedge between the cognitive and social about 20 years ago and gave cognition the boot, it’s not surprising that cognitive science still isn’t cited much in the field. But it’s a shame, too, because the science has come a long way since Hayes and Flower proposed their admittedly rigid models of the writing process, and the findings from contemporary cognitive studies have much to teach teachers of ANY subject about how people can learn more effectively. Digital // Literate | On teaching, reading, writing, and technology Digital // Literate | On teaching, reading, writing, and technology
Digital natives & immigrants 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.
Digital Literacy Digital Literacy 5,313 views This is the English version of 'Alfabetización Digital: Herramientas Web 2.0, redes sociales y comunidades de práctica bajo ambientes virtuales colaborativos' presented at CLED09, with some ... This is the English version of 'Alfabetización Digital: Herramientas Web 2.0, redes sociales y comunidades de práctica bajo ambientes virtuales colaborativos' presented at CLED09, with some adaptations Statistics Views Total Views
Whether we like it or not, we live in a very unequal and stratified world. We live in societies in which inequality is ignored in education, science, and in the social media. As Internet technologies are rapidly evolving and new digital divides on the Internet emerge, we must move beyond, at some point, a singular concern over Internet access and technological infrastructure issues. We must tackle socio-cultural differences, we must focus on Internet skills, literacies and social media usage. Recently I finished a study on social inequalities from an Internet perspective (to be published next year) where I examined moving beyond digital inequalities in the context of the technological infrastructure and Internet access. Digital divide and social media: Connectivity doesn’t end the digital divide, skills do. | Guest Blog Digital divide and social media: Connectivity doesn’t end the digital divide, skills do. | Guest Blog
Digital Literacy Digital Literacy Key to themes Futurelab understands that you may havespecific areas of interest and so, in orderto help you to determine the relevance ofeach project or publication to you, we havedeveloped a series of themes (illustrated byicons). These themes are not intended to coverevery aspect of innovation and education and,as such, you should not base your decision onwhether or not to read this publication on thethemes alone. The themes that relate to thispublication appear on the front cover, overleaf,but a key to all of the current themes that weare using can be found below:
Digital literacy campaign – we need your help | Education Digital literacy campaign – we need your help | Education 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. 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. What is going wrong – and what can we do to improve the situation?
information fluency model 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. 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?
It's all about the conversation: Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Facebook f8 Developer Conference at the San Francisco Design Center. Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images The digital domain is a space for conversations based on shared values Universities must rethink their approach to student digital literacy | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional Universities must rethink their approach to student digital literacy | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional
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Our digital natives are immigrating | Best Practices News | eSchoolNews.com 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. This is opposed to a “digital native” who has grown up with and surrounded by technology from their conception. According to Prensky, these digital natives are more fluent and more accepting of technology than older generations who, from old habits, use technology less frequently and less eloquently than our younger successors.

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? 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.
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. The paper examines literacy broadly as a social practice and in some further detail as a digital phenomenon. Digital literacy « Coherence of the inchoate