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  • Instrumental knowledge and skills for digital tool and media usage; 2) Advanced skills and knowledge for communication and collaboration, information management, learning and problem-solving, and meaningful participation; 3) Attitudes to strategic skills usage in intercultural, critical, creative, responsible and autonomous ways. Instrumental knowledge and skills are a precondition for developing or using more advanced skills.
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  • Digital literacies for a modern learning context Gráinne Conole, Leicester University 18th April 2012 School of Education, Plymouth University
  • Outline• New technologies• Definition• Mapping to pedagogy• Importance• Implications
  • Discussion• What are the characteristics of new technologies?• What are their implications for learning, teaching and research?
  • Technologies• Transforming everything we do• New forms of communication and collaboration• Multiple rich representations• Tools to find, create, manage, share• Networked, distributed, peer reviewed, open• Complex, dynamic and co- evolving
  • IPTS report• Confident/critical use of technologies for work, leisure and communication• Digital divide• The network is key• More participatory and open practices
  • Benefits• Social• Health• Economic• Civic• Cultural• Societal
  • Issues• Personal safety/privacy• Responsible, ethical, legal• Understanding digital media• Inequalities
  • Discussion: What’s your digital network?
  • My network
  • Discussion: fb love it or hate it?Pros Cons
  • Creativity: definition• Socio-cultural view of digital literacy - set of social practices and meaning making of digital tools (Lankshear and Knobel, 2008)• Continuum from instrumental skills to productive competence and efficiency
  • Play Collective intelligencePerformance JudgementSimulation Transmedia navigationAppropriation Networking Multitasking Negotiation Distributed cognition Jenkins et al., 2006
  • Transmedia navigation
  • Distributed cognition Salamon, 1993
  • Play
  • Networking
  • Collective intelligence
  • Performance
  • Discussion• What other examples are their of how these literacies can be fostered through new technologies?
  • Creativity• Derived from Latin ‘creo’ to create/make• Creating something new (physical artefact or concept) that is novel and valuable• Ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, partners, relationships and create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations
  • Why is it important?• Essential skill to deal with today’s complex, fast and changing society• Discourse and collaboration are mediated through a range of social and participatory media
  • Aspects• Process: mechanisms needed for creative thinking• Product: measuring creativity in people• Person: general intellectual habits (openness, ideas of ideation, autonomy, expertise, exploratory and behavioural)• Place: best circumstances to enable creativity to flourish
  • Stages• Preparation: identifying the problem• Incubation: internalisation of the problem• Intimation: getting a feeling for a solution• Illumination: creativity burst forth• Verification: idea is consciously verified, elaborated and applied
  • iCreatNet
  • Creativity in design
  • Promise and realitySocial andparticipatory mediaoffer new ways tocommunicate andcollaborate Not fully exploitedWealth of free Replicating bad pedagogyresources and tools Lack of time and skills
  • Learning Design Shift frombelief-based, implicit approaches todesign- based,explicit approaches Learning Design A design-based approach to creation and support of courses Encouragesreflective,scholarly practicesPromotessharing and discussion
  • Conceptualise What do we want to design, who for and why? Carpe Diem: 7Cs of learning Design Consolidate Evaluate and embed your design
  • Course features
  • Course map view
  • Resource audit
  • Story board
  • Importance• Changing the nature of education• New forms of communication and collaboration• Rich multimedia reps• Harnessing the global network
  • Implications• Blurring boundaries• New business models• More open practices• Changing roles• Importance of new digital literacy skills• Disruptive and complexity
  • Conclusion• Co-evolving• Disruptive• Unpredictable• Complex• New opportunities• Social
  • Good reads
  •, G. (forthcoming), Designing for learning in an open world, New York: Springer Chapters available on dropbox