Littered with Literacies « Literacy 2.0 In the Digital Age, new literacies are popping up like mushrooms after a spring rain. New digital tools and applications are causing new literacies to emerge the way the first spoken words required the development of syntax and the first writing implements led to reading. The advent of the cell phone and the smartphone, for example, spawned the new literacies of texting and tweeting. The emergence of new literacies is not unusual in human history, but the pace at which they are arriving is. Our ability to flex, adapt and respond to the changing realities of the Digital Era–or any era–depends on our ability to acquire new literacies as they arise. Literacy 2.0 is not digital literacy on steroids, as some would define it. Keeping track of the new literacies is a literacy itself. You’ll see that some of the literacies in the list existed long before the Digital Era, but they are included because they have acquired new meaning and new importance in a Literacy 2.0 context.
Learning digital literacy skills to enhance employability | NHS local Published Tue, 2011-10-18 11:58; updated 1 year ago. Within health and social care sector there is a constantly changing landscape in terms of practice and professional employment. As a result Coventry University has been looking at ways of equipping students for the jobs market. It believed it was important to not only facilitate students' confidence in themselves as occupational therapists but also to provide them with skills to enhance their unique selling points. It combined critical reflection of students' career stories with enhancing their digital literacy skillsusing digital storytelling software. Coventry University concieved this module using expertise from the Institute of Entrepreneurship, the Department of Leadership and Management, IT Services and the faculty based Learning Technology team. This downloadable resource - Digital story telling to enhance occupational therapy students employability - provides information on this module and includes details of the lead.
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Arthur Play games! PreviousNext Print it out! Watch Videos! Dealing with your child's health can be challenging and sometimes scary. The continuum's ends My Australian friend Dr. Arthur Winzenried at Charles Stuart University in Wagga Wagga (voted 12 years running coolest name for a town in the entire world) and I have been commiserating about the diverse levels of expertise we encounter among those we teach. Arthur recently wrote: At CSU I teach Distance Ed and with all the technology issues decided on a bold approach by setting the group of Masters students (200 odd) the task of collaborating (in teams of 4) on a joint PowerPoint using only a wiki ... as their communication tool. The results are now in and the work is quite exceptional, but in their personal reflections, it showed that a significant number had never produced a PowerPoint before, let alone communicated via virtual chat, wiki etc. The group are essentially all working teacher-librarians in various parts of the world. My fussing was about teaching Web 2.0 tools to educators. Are our technologies bringing educators closer together?
Participatory Media: A Literacy in Its Infancy « Literacy 2.0 Howard Rheingold waded into social media in the mid-1980s when he first logged on to The WELL, one of the earliest and most influential online communities. In 1987, he wrote about the experience of online socialization in his book, The Virtual Community. In 1991, he delved further into how digital technologies were destined to augment in-the-flesh experience in Virtual Reality: Exploring the Brave New Technologies of Artificial Experience and Interactive Worlds – From Cyberspace to Teledildonics. Those books became part of the rootstock of what are now called cyberculture studies, which Rheingold teaches, along with digital journalism, as a visiting lecturer at Stanford University‘s Department of Communication and at the U.C. As a member of the new breed of digital journalists, in the early 1990s Rheingold served as editor-in-chief of the Millennium Whole Earth Catalog before becoming the first executive editor of Hotwired, one of the first commercial content web sites. And the answer?
The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet | Magazine Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting. Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael Wolff explains why the new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising (and profitable) pastures. Who’s to Blame: Us As much as we love the open, unfettered Web, we’re abandoning it for simpler, sleeker services that just work. by Chris Anderson You wake up and check your email on your bedside iPad — that’s one app. You’ve spent the day on the Internet — but not on the Web. This is not a trivial distinction. A decade ago, the ascent of the Web browser as the center of the computing world appeared inevitable. But there has always been an alternative path, one that saw the Web as a worthy tool but not the whole toolkit. “Sure, we’ll always have Web pages. Who’s to Blame: Them Chaos isn’t a business model.
10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics ? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. Below are my two favorite infographic-making web 2.0 tools that I highly recommend. Click the name of each tool to learn more! Visual.ly One of the more popular ways to discover infographics, Visual.ly actually just launched a design overhaul of their website. Dipity Want to get a beautifully simply visualization of data over time? Easel.ly I absolutely love Easel.ly. Venngage Venngage (likely named for Venn diagrams) is a double threat. Infogr.am One of the most simple tools, Infogr.am lets you actually import data right into the site and then translate it all into useful visualizations. Tableau Public Photo Stats This one’s an iPhone app that’s worth trying out. What About Me?