Tag: digital literacy

Digitally Literate #222

A Broken World Digitally Lit #222 – 11/16/2019 Hi all, welcome to issue #222 of Digitally Literate, thanks for stopping by. Please subscribe if you would like this to show up in your email inbox. This week I posted the following: National Council of Teachers of English Defines Literacy in a Digital Age – Last…

Digitally Literate #221

A Brave New Face Digitally Lit #221 – 11/9/2019 Hi all, welcome to issue #221 of Digitally Literate, thanks for stopping by. Please subscribe if you would like this to show up in your email inbox. This week I posted the following: NCTE’s Definition of Literacy in a Digital Age – Under the leadership of…

Facebook’s Latest Higher Ed Push Part of Broader Trend

Facebook’s Latest Higher Ed Push Part of Broader Trend – EdSurge News (EdSurge)

Facebook is teaming up with community colleges as part of a nationwide effort to teach digital-literacy skills to small-business leaders and others in …

News from EdSurge as Facebook is teaming up with community colleges as part of a nationwide effort to teach digital-literacy skills to small-business leaders and others in cities. Facebook’s education strategy focuses on economic enablement and job growth, as well as supporting small businesses with the skills “they need to grow.” In addition to the…

What Is Digital Literacy?

What Is Digital Literacy? (Education Week)

For educators, digital literacy means much more than learning to read online. Here’s a guide to understanding it.

This post is from 2016, a lifetime in Internet years. How much of this thinking has changed? While the word “literacy” alone generally refers to reading and writing skills, when you tack on the word “digital” before it, the term encompasses much, much more. Sure, reading and writing are still very much at the heart…

You think you want media literacy…do you?

This past week danah boyd presented the keynote at SXSW EDU 2018. The talk is quite nuanced, and I recommend taking the time to read it. boyd talks about how critical thinking and media literacy efforts are backfiring. She surveys some media literacy programs and sees a simplistic set of assumptions about the way media could and should…