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The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency

The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency
Update 6/13/2012: We finally finished our book on this topic. It is available in print here, and in Kindle format here. You can also download a sample chapter here: here (601k PDF) Literacy and fluency* have to do with our ability to use a technology to achieve a desired outcome in a situation using the technologies that are available to us. This applies to our ability to use a hammer, nails and wood to build the house that we intend to build: ..and it applies to our ability to use digital technologies to have the intended positive effect on people and situations: Note that a literate person is perfectly capable of using the tools. *For the sake of simplicity, we have boiled all of this down to three levels of skill, and have given them what we think are easy-to-understand names. Related Posts:

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Digital Fluency for Alignment Changes in culture and technology tend to break things in organizations that were previously working just fine. In our research and client work so far, we’ve seen a few different types of breakdowns related to the increasing pervasiveness of digital technologies. All of them have to do with mis-alignment between three key things, pictured in the diagram below, and all of them can be helped by increasing an organization’s digital fluency: Before we go further, a note to those of you who are astutely thinking to yourself: “Isn’t the overall desired outcome for an organization the same today as it was before the rise of digital technologies?” From my perspective, the answer is both yes and no. First the “yes” part: Organizations have always worked toward the outcome of maintaining a healthy, profitable relationship with their customers, suppliers, partners and the public, so nothing has really changed there.

What Is Digital Literacy? Ava reads at Indian Run Elementary School in Dublin, Ohio. The school integrates iPads, laptops, and books into reading time. —Maddie McGarvey for Education Week Digital Literacy: An Evolving Definition Human Capital Trends 2016 (Deloitte) Introduction The Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report, “The new organization: Different by design,” explores 10 talent-related issues that are having a profound impact on the way organizations approach people management. Read the report below or download a .pdf of the full report. Table of contents Introduction—The new organization

Skilled, LIterate & Fluent in the Digital World  I have been intrigued with the relationship of being skilled, literate and fluent in the Digital World for a while. We are focusing at school to look through the lens of fluency using technology as tools (e.g. using the iPad as the device and apps as the tool to achieve fluency), not as the end. I am wondering if the word “fluency” in the digital world, sparks the same thoughts or activates the background definition in other educators? I have heard others in the edubloggersphere use the word “workflow” instead of “fluency”. Workflow is defined by Wikipedia as:

Beyond Elegant Consumption At the Mozilla Festival last year, Mozilla Chairperson Mitchell Baker stood up and gave a short talk. Something she said really resonated with me. In fact, it resonated so much that I baked it right in as a central message of my TEDx Warwick talk. Global Digital Citizen Foundation 21st Century Fluencies The 21st Century Fluencies are structured processes for developing the essential skills that your students need to succeed, both today and in the future. Get Started Now Four stages of competence - Wikipedia In psychology, the four stages of competence, or the "conscious competence" learning model, relates to the psychological states involved in the process of progressing from incompetence to competence in a skill. History[edit] The Four Stages of Learning provides a model for learning. It suggests that individuals are initially unaware of how little they know, or unconscious of their incompetence.

The Other 21st Century Skills (Jackie Gerstein) Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner: Critical thinking and problem-solvingCollaboration across networks and leading by influenceAgility and adaptabilityInitiative and entrepreneurialismEffective oral and written communicationAccessing and analyzing informationCuriosity and imagination Today I viewed a slideshow created by Gallup entitled, The Economics of Human Development: The Path to Winning Again in Education.