North Central Regional Educational Laboratory and the Metiri Group. (2003)
An introduction to digital literacyto support the learning ofundergraduate studentsRita KizitoCHEC Short Course: Academic Literacies forTeaching and Learning 2013
Digital and Web in Higher EdSeven trends that will shape 2013By:Karine JolyUniversity Business, January 20131. Growth of connected devices (tablets, smartphones)2. Learning Content with multiple purposes (built formultiple devices)3. Rise of visual content use.4. Digital marketing in order to serve the digitalstudents.5. Learning analytics ( making data-driven decisions)6. Is social media really free?7. The MOOCs ( massive online open courses)debate.Coursera, edX, and Udacity )
Digital and Web in Higher EdSeven trends that will shape 2013By:Karine JolyUniversity Business, January 2013
Across Africa andAsia, "mobile phonesare used less fortalking and more todayas platforms to supportdaily living," writesRobin ReneeSanders, a former USAmbassador toNigeria, who arguesthat creative apps andmobile services areimproving peoplesquality of life.[2013 trends] Africa finding its own solutionsusing mobile tech by: Dr KF Lai
Some introspection( 12 minutes)1. What shapes this new digitalculture?2. What does it mean to be digitallyliterate?
What shapes this new digital culture?• Access (socio-economic) ,the digital divide• Psychological, political – willingness to engage• Technical (geographical location) urban/ruraldifferences, developed/developing countries• Skill ( being able to use the tools effectively
Distinguishing between skills andliteracies“We are digitally ready (skilled) when we are able touse the tools effectively, and we are digitally literatewhen we are able to act appropriately and makereasoned decisions in the face of the relativelyunfamiliar culture of the digital ecosystem” ( SteveWheeler).
“Literacies take us beyondfunctionality into a deeperlevel of participation where webegin to appreciate and thenadapt our behaviour to thedemands and expectations ofa new culture”( SteveWheeler).
What will it take to help our studentsbecome digitally literate?DanPallotta
Tug of warImage from rehanmemon.wordpress.com20th century vs 21st century“capabilities people need forwork, citizenship and self actualization”( Chris Dede)
Tug of warImage from rehanmemon.wordpress.com20TH Century 21 ST CenturyEmphasis on routine cognitivework & manual labourEmphasis on Expert thinkingIndependent skilled performers People able to workcollaboratively withcomplementary expertise &rolesWorking with orderlyknowledge and routine problemsolvingAbility to filter and re-configuredisorderly knowledge throughco -creation and sharingDiscover and construct truths Extend understanding beyondgiven contextsWork with routine problemsolving skills in abstractenvironments(Chris Dede)Develop decision making skillsto tackle new problems inrealistic contexts
Learners need new digital literacies…which they will attain when they learnnot to focus on the technology, but to usedigital devices to perform functionsallowing them to survive in a worlddominated by technology.The teachers also need tounlearn and relearnbeliefs, teachingpractices, methods of teaching &
New digital literacies (Wheeler)• Social networking• Maintaining privacy• Managing identity• Creating content• Organising content• Reusing andrepurposing• Filtering and selecting• Self presenting• Trans literacy
Frameworks useful for introducingdigital literacyEnGauge Framework from Metiri/NCRELenGauge 21st Century Skills: Literacy in the Digital Age - pICTDigital-Age LiteracyBasic, Scientific, Economic andTechnological LiteraciesVisual and Information literaciesMulticultural Literacy and globalawarenessInventive ThinkingAdaptability, Managingcomplexity and self directionCuriosity, creativity and RisktakingHigher order thinking andsound reasoningEffective CommunicationTeaming, Collaboration, andInterpersonal SkillsPersonal, social and CivicresponsibilityInteractive communicationHigh ProductivityPrioritising, Planning andManaging resultsEffective use of real world toolsAbility to produce relevant , highquality products21st century learningAcademic achievementAcademic achievementAcademicachievementAcademicachievement
Frameworks useful for introducing digitaliteracyOrganization for Economic Cooperation andDevelopment (OECD)Competency Category 1: Using tools interactivelyA. Use language , symbols and texts interactivelyB. Use knowledge and information interactivelyC. Use technology interactivelyCompetency Category 2: Interacting in Heterogeneous groupsA. Relate well with othersB. Co-operate, work in teamsC. Manage and resolve conflictsCompetency Category 3: Acting AutonomouslyA. Act within the big pictureB. Effective use of real world toolsC. Defend and assert rights, interests, limits and needs.
What will it take to help our studentsbecome digitally literate?…basically teach them how to read (access, consume, explore) and write (create, innovate, share) digitally.
Where are we lagging in the Africancontext?…Innovation, strategies for moving ourstudents from being consumers ofinformation to becoming generators of ideasand solutions to problems.
What next?Developing digital literaciesUK’s expert on digital technology for education and research.Joint Information Systems Committee but over the lastdecade has evolved to become known as Jisc.http://www.jisc.ac.uk/developingdigitalliteracies