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Web2 literacy slides

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Literacy and Secondary Teacher Education
  2. 2. <ul><li>Literacy in conventional classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of literacy - how is it shaped </li></ul><ul><li>Why classrooms - both K-12 and higher education struggle </li></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0 (O’Reilly, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Notion of digital literacy & effect on education </li></ul><ul><li>New media literacies (Jenkins, Clinton, Purushotma, Robison & Weigel 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 potential to bridge the digital gap </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development programs </li></ul>Overview
  3. 3. Traditional Schools and Literacy Practices <ul><li>practice built on print/text </li></ul><ul><li>increased time teaching text, static images </li></ul><ul><li>no significant improvement in literacy rates </li></ul>
  4. 4. What constitutes literacy? <ul><li>Understanding written language forms required by society or valued by the individual (reading literacy) </li></ul>
  5. 5. How is literacy shaped today? <ul><li>continues to be shaped by individuals and society </li></ul><ul><li>the Internet plays a larger role in literacy than every before - and the practices online continue to change </li></ul><ul><li>no longer shaped solely by print/text </li></ul><ul><li>learning/literacy continues to be social; availability of media enhances opportunities to learn in social environments </li></ul><ul><li>first....a look at Internet practice in most classrooms... </li></ul>
  6. 6. Internet Use in Classrooms (Web 2.0) Internet Use Outside Classrooms Content retrieval & consumption Content creation & production Access mediated by teacher Access unmediated Production as evidence of consumption Production as genuine contribution Enculturation into pre-ordained “culture” Enculturation into affinity group cultures Text privileged Multimodal systems privileged Teacher as guide on the side Distributed and collective expertise Individual Collaborative User standardization User customization Linear, logical, static progression Non-linear, logical, dynamic progression
  7. 7. Technology Trend Example Significance Grassroots Video YouTube multimodal learning (audio, video, text) Collaboration Webs wikis organized around people more than content, anyone contributes Mobile Broadband smartphones ubiquitous organization, applications for everything! Data Mashups Google Map Apps challenges how we represent and understand data Collective Intelligence Wikipedia expertise of many valued and rewarded; teachers less so Social Operating Systems LinkedIn or Facebook students “practice” tools useful for networking, communicating
  8. 8. Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0 World Book Online Wikipedia Favorites/bookmarks Delicious/social bookmarks personal website blogs list servs/retrieval RSS Feeds content management system wikis directories (taxonomy) tagging (folksonomy) Walgreens photos online Flickr publishing participating
  9. 9. Effect on education <ul><ul><li>gadgetry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>student learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>professional community </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Notion of new (digital) literacies <ul><li>...solve problems with a deluge of information in the digital age (2001) </li></ul><ul><li>influenced by socio-cultural learning theories - social </li></ul><ul><li>encompasses digital literacies </li></ul><ul><li>influenced by Web 2.0 technologies - multimodal, collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>grassroots efforts are leading the charge towards digital literacy....Jenkins et al., frames the new media literacies </li></ul><ul><li>... </li></ul>
  11. 11. New media literacies (Jenkins et. al.) <ul><li>“ set of cultural competencies and social skills” </li></ul><ul><li>simulation, appropriation, judgment, transmedia navigation, negotiation, play, multitasking, performance, collective intelligence, distributed cognition, networking </li></ul>
  12. 12. Web 2.0 Literacy - Where should we begin? <ul><li>Assess your content </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your technology tools </li></ul><ul><li>Build a framework supportive of social/collaborative problem solving (for students) </li></ul><ul><li>Support through professional development </li></ul>
  13. 13. Grassroots efforts - translating to sustainability <ul><li>Broadly - must build a culture supporting practices </li></ul><ul><li>Specific examples...tied to New Media Literacies </li></ul><ul><li>blogs </li></ul><ul><li>wikis </li></ul><ul><li>podcasts </li></ul>

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