Issues and considerations
20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | Higher Education Network | Guardian ProfessionalJosie Fraser , social and educational technologist, Leicester City Council First define what you mean by digital literacy: The definition I most frequently use is this one: digital literacy = digital tool knowledge + critical thinking + social engagement. Then it's worth knowing its main characteristics : • It supports and helps develop traditional literacies • It's a life-long practice • It's about skills, competencies and critical reflection on how these skills and competencies are applied • It's about social engagement Top tips for developing the digital literacy of non-traditional students: Begin by exploring the ways in which the group are already using mobile and web based technologies. Many of them will already be engaging with tech for personal use, for example Skyping relatives, keeping in touch on Facebook or using mobile phones.
Leino paper: Learning with social technologies: Workplace learner experiences of wiki and blog and perceptions of PLE
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Useful observations of short vs longterm training participants, also the benefits of blogging vs wikis when outcomes/goals of blogging clearly articulated. by Aug 5
Encourages us to consider the purpose of the use of digital tools by Oct 12