Definition: Digital Literacy I’ve been working Pat Pehlman to craft a definition for digital literacy and outline skills we believe students need to acquire before graduating from Dickinson College. Defining terms is not my favorite task to say the least. I’m always left with the feeling that I’ve left out far too much, or that I’ve made the definition so vague as to be nearly useless. That being said, it’s necessary since this definition will used to define a digital literacy program that will greatly impact our students’ education at Dickinson College. Can you DIG/IT? - Enhancing Digital Literacy Digital literacy is more than knowing how to send a text or watch a music video. It means having the knowledge and ability to use a range of technology tools for varied purposes. A digitally literate person can use technology strategically to find and evaluate information, connect and collaborate with others, produce and share original content, and use the Internet and technology tools to achieve many academic, professional, and personal goals. Each strand of the DIG/IT curriculum requires that students research, collaborate and present, as do extensive reading and writing.
Remix culture: a rights nightmare - Indepth - Catapult - ABC Online Digital technology is blurring the boundaries of artistic ownership, writes Rebecca Martin. When a couple of DJ friends had some fun remixing an album by the band Green Day, they inadvertently stuck firecrackers under an already simmering debate. The two DJs, one based in Perth, and the other in San Francisco, remixed the Green Day album American Idiot with music from a variety of artists including Aerosmith and Eminem. When they posted their American Edit album into cyberspace for free, it became an instant hit and a copyright nightmare. It took just twelve days for the DJ team to receive a 'cease and desist' notice from Green Day's record label.
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. We need to move beyond mere ‘elegant consumption’. Digital Literacy Resource - Introduction Digital literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet. As a Cornell student, activities including writing papers, creating multimedia presentations, and posting information about yourself or others online are all a part of your day-to-day life, and all of these activities require varying degrees of digital literacy. Is simply knowing how to do these things enough?
Digital Literacy Overview Basic Curriculum The Basic curriculum features a course called A First Course Toward Digital Literacy. This course teaches the value of computers in society and introduces you to using a mouse and the keyboard. Fan Fiction Takes Flight Among Teens Illustration by Michael Byers Many years before Harry Potter was born, his parents, Lily and James, met and fell in love at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. At first, Lily thought James was nothing more than an annoying show-off, but then she got to know the boy behind the bravado. Their romance was shaped by tribulations, triumphs, and the understanding that they were destined for something tremendous. About that last part…really? Yes, according to Those Green Eyes, a work of online fan fiction by Summer Sellers, a Massachusetts teenager.
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 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. As they recognize their incompetence, they consciously acquire a skill, then consciously use it. The Definition Of Digital Literacy The Definition Of Digital Literacy by Terry Heick When we think of digital literacy, we usually think of research–finding, evaluating, and properly crediting digital sources. The “research” connotation makes sense, as it is the sheer volume of sources and media forms on the “internet” that stand out. But we are living in a world where the internet is disappearing, replaced by sheer connectivity.
ABC Life Literacy Canada launches new program to improve digital literacy for adult learners TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 31, 2016) - ABC Life Literacy Canada is pleased to announce a new program supporting digital literacy for adult learners from in-need communities. The pilot program, beginning in November, will feature an introductory series of 3-hour facilitated learning sessions. Learning topics will include why the internet matters, how to use the internet safely, basic skills needed, and how to access and grow skills to support life moments (ie. job search, community engagement). The issue and importance of digital literacy build on the new realities that literacy is more than reading and writing skills. "We are delighted to be launching this new program to support and inspire 21st century literacy and learning for more Canadians," said Mack Rogers, Director, Community Programs for ABC Life Literacy Canada. Today's announcement is released as Media Literacy Week (October 31-November 4) launches in communities across Canada.
When Harry Met Bella: Fanfiction is all the rage. But is it plagiarism? Or the perfect thing to encourage young writers? Remember when Harry Potter invited Bella Swan to Hogwarts’s big dance? And Ginny Weasley and Edward Cullen both went ballistic? Fans of the Harry Potter and Twilight sagas know that that’s crazy talk.
Dreyfus model of skill acquisition - Wikipedia In the fields of education and operations research, the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition is a model of how students acquire skills through formal instruction and practicing. Brothers Stuart and Hubert Dreyfus proposed the model in 1980 in an influential, 18-page report on their research at the University of California, Berkeley, Operations Research Center for the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The original model proposes that a student passes through five distinct stages: novice, competence, proficiency, expertise, and mastery. The original five-stage model Michael Eraut summarized the five stages of increasing skill as follows:
What is Digital Literacy? Colleagues, Below is the introduction to an article I have just written for my Adult Literacy Education blog, Last year the print and digital magazine, TEACH, the largest national education publication in Canada, asked readers “What Does Digital Literacy mean to you?” In the June 13th, 2012 English version of the magazine, two responses were published. I wrote the first one, in the contexts of digital literacy for older youth and adult learners, and in the context of myself as a learner. People who don't have access to tools of 'Digital literacy' are at a disadvantage: Adobe CEO If someone does not have access to “digital literacy” at this age despite the increasing affordability of tools, he/she is at a loss, Shantanu Narayan, President and CEO of Adobe, said at an annual creativity conference here. When asked about the adoption of Adobe’s creative tools updates in India, especially at a time when India is riding on a Digital India wave, Narayan told IANS: “Specifically with respect to India, we had issues like piracy. Now with the affordability of creative loud, the tools are more accessible to customers and I believe those who do not have access to ‘digital literacy’ at this age, they are at a disadvantage for the rest of their lives.”