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New Literacies Around the Globe: Policy and Pedagogy - Cathy Burnett, Julia Davies, Guy Merchant, Jennifer Rowsell. Cathy Burnett is Reader in the Department of Teacher Education at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom, where she leads the Language and Literacy Research Group.

New Literacies Around the Globe: Policy and Pedagogy - Cathy Burnett, Julia Davies, Guy Merchant, Jennifer Rowsell

She has published widely in the field of literacy in education and co-edits the United Kingdom Literacy Association journal, "Literacy. "Her research interests are concerned with relationships between literacies within and beyond educational contexts and with meaning-making in hybrid on/offline spaces. Data literacy and skills development vital to UK economic health. The 6 C`s of Education for the 21st Century - Infogram, charts & infographics. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.

The 6 C`s of Education for the 21st Century - Infogram, charts & infographics

CRITICAL THINKING allows the individual to manage information. Information presented in a multitude of forms from a variety of media. Information that must be filtered and analyzed, authenticated and processed, and eventually must be synthesized in a form that will be useful to the individual. CRITICAL THINKING is PROBLEM SOLVING, the ability to take information and put it to use to create solutions. COMMUNICATION provides the means by which the individual can present information.

COLLABORATION engages the individual in the world they share through association. CREATIVITY provides the avenue for expression. Education Technology and the Twenty-First-Century Skills Gap. Today’s fast-changing world requires students who not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, math, and science but must also be adept at skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, persistence, collaboration, and curiosity.

Education Technology and the Twenty-First-Century Skills Gap

The requisite twenty-first-century skills fall into three broad categories: foundational literacies, competencies, and character qualities. (See the exhibit “Students Require 16 Skills to Compete in the Twenty-First Century.”) All too often, however, students in many countries are not acquiring these skills. A study that included nearly 100 countries reveals large gaps in selected indicators for many of these skills.

For example, the U.S. performs relatively well on many skills when compared with the entire world. Numerous innovations in the education technology space are beginning to show potential for helping address skills gaps. To Contact the Authors. Diving deep into digital literacy: emerging methods for research. And interweave the contents of a previous assignment into the current file.

Diving deep into digital literacy: emerging methods for research

She does this whilst discussing henna styles with Lauren (the student beside her). The writing of the new assignment is already well under way. Sara t hen starts discussing the assignment’s contents. Where Does Our Digital Literacy Come From? We often talk about digital literacy, technology competency, and/or social media prowess.

Where Does Our Digital Literacy Come From?

In 2015, there is an assumption that those of us who work in higher education will have some degree of technology fluency that will be used to affect our professional existence in some way or another. Our ability to navigate the electronic waters of devices (both mobile and not-so-mobile), applications, and digital solutions is honed on a daily basis through formal learning experiences, autodidactic problem solving, social media engagement, errant mouse (or trackpad) clicks, Google searches, and CMD + Z. When we're hired, it's rare that our digital literacy will be assessed. And, perhaps even more telling, after we've been in our jobs for a bit, there's no rubric or measurement to see if we've grown more digitally literate. Perhaps it's time to create assessments for higher education professionals that measure their digital literacy journey?

What are you doing to become more digitally literate? An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie. This site uses cookies to improve performance.

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To ensure our institutions are relevant and credible places of learning we must embrace the influence of the digital and evolve our approaches accordingly. " Dave White, head of technology enhanced learning at the University of the Arts London Changing student demographics and changing relationships UK universities, colleges and learning providers are faced with many challenges including changing student demographics with more mature, part-time, distance and online students, increasing student numbers (including the recruitment of more students from outside the UK), exploration of overseas markets, strained or declining finances and pressure on physical estates. Student fees and student loans for both FE and HE are changing the relationship between students and institutions. Strategic importance of digital technologies. Digital literacy: the perks and pitfalls of plugged-in students. Researchers using student data in learning analytics cannot ignore ethical concerns.

Digital literacy: the perks and pitfalls of plugged-in students

Plus the latest higher education appointments Source: Getty Crossed wires: analysis of students’ personal data raises privacy concerns The increasing number of digitally literate students, with constant access to the internet via their own handheld devices, can cause problems for lecturers – but they also offer scholars the opportunity to undertake new and exciting research methods. This is according to Christopher Jones, professor of research in educational technology at Liverpool John Moores University, who next month will address the issue at the Methodology and Ethics for Researching the Digital University conference, organised by the Society for Research into Higher Education.

“Because students have more or less permanent access to digital networks via smartphones and other handheld devices, they can be engaged or distracted during academic activities in new and unexpected ways,” Professor Jones said.