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Exploring Digital Literacies. Professor Mark Brown National Institute for Digital Learning Dublin City University Digital Literacy is essential for successfully living, learning and working in today’s increasingly digitalised and rapidly changing world.

Exploring Digital Literacies

This brief think piece is written on the assumption that most people would agree with this statement. However, what we define or understand as digital literacy is far more problematic. Key takeaways. TPACK.ORG. New report shows digital skills are required in all types of jobs. The European Commission has just published the final report of the study "ICT for Work: Digital Skills in the Workplace" on the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the transformation of jobs and skills.

New report shows digital skills are required in all types of jobs

The evidence shows that digital technologies are used in all types of jobs, also in economic sectors not traditionally related to digitisation e.g. farming, health care, vocational training and construction. The digital economy is transforming the way people work and the skills they need at work. This represents a major challenge for employers, workers and public authorities. The Google-phish-that-was-also-a-worm – what happened and what to do – Naked Security. Yesterday we wrote about a “Google Docs” phishing campaign that aimed to trick you into authorising a malicious third-party Gmail app so that it could take over your email account and your contact list for its own ends.

The Google-phish-that-was-also-a-worm – what happened and what to do – Naked Security

One of those ends seems to have been to spam out another wave of those same fraudulent emails to your friends and colleagues, in the hope of getting them to authorise the imposter app, and thus to send out another wave of emails, and another, and so on. Technically, that made it more than just a “phish”, which we’ll define very loosely here as an email that aims to trick, coerce or cajole you into performing an authentication task, or giving away personal data, that you later wish you hadn’t. The classic old-school example of a phish is an email that tells you that you have lost money to fraud, or gained money from a tax refund, so please use this web link to login to your bank account to sort this out.

A virus, an actual virus! An introductory guide to multimodality. Are you considering adopting a multimodal approach?

An introductory guide to multimodality

Here are some resources to get you started. Free High-Resolution Photos. For many academics, the web is just a means to an end: Shifting gears to solve the digital divide. The academic community faces a significant problem in staying up-to-date with new technologies.

For many academics, the web is just a means to an end: Shifting gears to solve the digital divide.

Often the easiest option for researchers is not to engage rather than trying a new way of working. Andy Tattersall looks at the lack of adoption of digital technologies and argues that in academia, the problem has often been a lack of translation: academics are advised how to use Twitter but rarely why. As a result tools are used sporadically, in silos and incorrectly. There has been an increasing number of technologies released in the last five years to help academics manage, communicate and deliver their research. Several have now established themselves within academia and can count hundreds of thousands of users, if not millions.

Internet On Our Own Terms. Teaching in a Digital Age Webinar Series. Five Interactive Webinars By Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate Dr.

Teaching in a Digital Age Webinar Series

Tony Bates Starting in 2015, Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate Dr. Tony Bates is presenting a series of five 45-minute webinars highlighting the practical advice and guidelines offered in his recent book, Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning. With experience in post-secondary education that ranges over 40 years and 30 countries, Dr. Bates offers concise and useful master classes in the key issues and questions in teaching and learning. How to improve your privacy and security online. As a reader of Ars Technica and with Christmas fast approaching, that can only mean one thing: you'll be answering technical questions that your relatives have been saving since the last time you visited home.

How to improve your privacy and security online

This year in addition to doing the regular hardware upgrades, virus scans, and printer troubleshooting, consider trying to advise the people in your life about better safeguarding their security and privacy. Furthermore, in light of recent developments in the UK—the introduction of a new surveillance law, and the incoming Digital Economy Bill—there has never been a better time to refresh your own privacy and security safeguards. Keeping your data safe is one of the most important things you can do, and keeping your communications and browsing habits private can keep that data from being used to track your activities. Protecting your devices Install updates, especially for your operating system and your browser. The benefits to scholars of being on Twitter (essay) The benefits to scholars of being on Twitter (essay) Christopher Schaberg The Academic Advantages of Twitter August 2, 2016 - 3:00am Inside Higher Ed Technology.

The benefits to scholars of being on Twitter (essay)

173262 cidree yb 2015 halinen harmanen mattila. From Written to Digital: The New Literacy. Both the 21st-century economy and the careers needed to fuel it are changing at an unprecedented rate.

From Written to Digital: The New Literacy

Students must be prepared for nonlinear careers, pivoting to match the ever-changing work landscape. We thus need to rethink not just how we teach our students but what we teach our students. The people who were comfortable at this humanities-technology intersection helped to create the human-machine symbiosis that is at the core of this story. In his book about the history of the digital revolution, Walter Isaacson contends that the major innovations of the digital revolution—from the first general-purpose computer to the transistor to the iPhone—were all created by individuals who understood how to synthesize the humanities with technology. Yet even though there is much focus in higher education on how we teach using technology (e.g., e-texts, flipped classrooms, adaptive learning, personalized learning), what we teach about technology is just as important. <? Introducing tweetchats using #LTHEchat as an exemplar. UCISA Social Media Toolkit: a practical guide to achieving benefits and managing risks.

Digital – Learning – Culture. Visitors and Residents is a simple way of describing the range of ways individuals can engage with the Web.

Digital – Learning – Culture

It’s a continuum of ‘modes of engagement’ not two distinct categories. I’ve used V&R as a way of framing research (as have others internationally) including the development of an openly licensed mapping process which can be used to kick start conversations about how individuals or groups are using the Web in various contexts. Visitors and Residents. The Marshmallow Test for Grownups. Originally conducted by psychologist Walter Mischel in the late 1960s, the Stanford marshmallow test has become a touchstone of developmental psychology. Children at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School, aged four to six, were placed in a room furnished only with a table and chair. A single treat, selected by the child, was placed on the table. (In addition to marshmallows, the researchers also offered Oreo cookies and pretzel sticks.) Each child was told if they waited for 15 minutes before eating the treat, they would be given a second treat.

Then they were left alone in the room. #3 YouTube – Sharing is caring. Sue Beckingham: My Learning Journey: A Digital Narrative of the MELSIG event at NTU #melsigntu. I think this has to go down as one of favourite MELSIG events. My only wish is that every one of the sessions could have been recorded as I would have liked to have gone to all of them! What I get most from the MELSIG events (aside from the brilliant presentations and workshops) is the openness and willingness to give things a try; the way all the delegates support each other and share their highs and frustrations when working with technology.

MELSIG events are a great space to share news ideas and approaches, as by the end of the session you can guarantee there will be valuable suggestions to develop it further, make it better or even take it in a different direction. As Prof Simon Lancaster (S_J_Lancaster) says: I also love the opportunity to meet the people in person, that I have been having conversations with on Twitter but have never met, as well as catching up with those who are regular attenders of MELSIG events. 13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years. 13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years by Terry Heick Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context–30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology We recently speculated on the what education might look like in the year 2028 (see the link above), when today’s kindergartners have finished K-12 and beginning their work in the world (or college).

Who are you and why should I follow you back on Twitter? Public domain image: Pixabay Choosing who to follow My positive engagement with Twitter has a direct correlation with those I am following. I have always said Twitter is only as good as the people you choose to follow. Muireann O’Keeffe reminded to also add – and the information they choose to share. Twitter as a space has opened up new pathways for informal learning as users share nuggets of information embellished with links, images and videos.

Given the focus of my blog I am clearly interested in social media for learning. When making the judgement to follow someone new, I will consider the bio, the profile image, and then skim through recent tweets to see what is being shared. Sometimes I miss new followers that I do have shared interests with. Why teachers need professional learning communities. **The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained within guest posts are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of The Edvocate or Dr.

Matthew Lynch. One in ten adults have no IT experience. One in ten adults have no experience of using computers, according to a report published by the OECD last month. The report, “Adults, Computers and Problem Solving – What’s the Problem”, reveals some key patterns concerning levels of ICT competence across the OECD and their consequences. Untitled. The Critical Role Of Teachers In Transforming Education Systems. Don't mind the gap. Enhancing-presentations-for-the-multimedia-generation-home. Flipping the Institution: Higher Education on the Post Digital Age. The 2015 Academic Practice and Technology conference at the University of Greenwich focused on ‘Flipping the Institution: Higher Education on the Post Digital Age’. Five reasons why you should 'do digital' Even as digital technology becomes ever more pervasive in learning and teaching, 'I don't do digital' is still a comment we hear from teachers and staff in further education.

Self-assessment: Understanding digital practices. Digital literacy skills empower you to work effectively and safely online whether you’re at work, studying or at home. Still-image-digitisation-home. Diagram 1. Reimagining learning for a post-digital world (part 1) – Solutions not problems. UNESCO Global MIL Assessment Framework. UNESCO Global MIL Assessment Framework. Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog. Hsiao-yun's known. Introduction to Archives: home page. Clued Up! Digital skills for the 21st Century Student. Curriculum change. The tech controversies of 2014 (and what we learned from them) Disruptive Innovation. Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN) Handbook. Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults.

Copyright. The A to Z of Social Media for Academia. The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher. Preschoolers Outsmart College Students In Figuring Out Gadgets. The Never Ending Thesis. Learning Literacies Framework. Well Versed. Developing digital literacies. Social Media for Busy People: 5 Tips to Speed Things Up. Developing digital literacies.

Content Curation Through the SAMR Lens - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - curate content, Flexible Tools, Innovation, multimedia, SAMR Model, Teaching, ThingLink. Free Webinar - A Teacher's Guide to Backchannels and Informal Assessments. Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education. Research on academic blogging: what does it reveal? Staff ICT Skills Audit: sample. 10 keyboard shortcuts you probably didn't know. The CRAAP test - Evaluating Web Resources - LibGuides at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. How to use Twitter: the case for engagement.

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Copyright in a Copy Paste World. Digital by Default Service Standard — Government Service Design Manual. What is a Personal Learning Network? Six compétences incontournables sur les médias sociaux. Why I had to unfollow you. 20 Top Video Explanations to Help Teachers Become Tech Savvy. Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons. You have a Twitter account... now what? My summer paranoia: computers will replace teachers in higher education. Learning out and about with tech. Educators need Twitter! 50 Innovative Ways To Use Twitter More Effectively.

How To Integrate Education Technology With Scaffolding. Learning, lurking and language teaching – An interview with Beyza Yilmaz « TESOL Greece Blog. Lessons from the past, lessons for the future: 20 years of CALL. Is CALL outdated? What makes a good teacher as far as technology is concerned? Hosting a TeachMeet – The Noob’s Perspective.

Taking Care Of Your Digital Self. Social Media: Why This Matters To Everyone In Education. Teaching Twitter: The ‘Lo-Tech’ way. 93 Android Apps for Teachers to Try This Summer. Twitter Lists and why you should be using them. 300+ Educational Twitter Hashtags Being Used Right Now. Why the disenchantment with Twitter?

How to Deal with Information Overload. Making Teachers Part of a Team - Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable. Professional Development Guides. 10 ways to change the minds of tech-reluctant staff.