GETTINGSTARTED WITHDIGITALLITERACIES        DOUG        BELSHAW  DOUGBELSHAW.COM
AN OVERVIEWIN ONE SLIDE1. DIGITAL LITERACIES ARE SUBJECTIVE AND CAN CHANGE.2. DEFINING DIGITAL LITERACIES IS THE FIRST OF ...
WHAT AREDIGITAL LITERACIES?
“Literacy is a characteristic acquired byindividuals in varying degrees from just abovenone to an indeterminate upper leve...
AUTONOMOUS                   IDEOLOGICAL“[Literacy as] independent   “[Literacy as] an activeof and impartial towards     ...
IN OTHER WORDS...
OBJECTIVE            SUBJECTIVE‘OUT THERE’                  CONSTRUCTEDEVERLASTING                    TEMPORARYCAN BE ‘DEL...
DIGITAL LITERACIES AREIDEOLOGICALAND     CONSTRUCTED, TEMPORARY        & NEED TO BE DEVELOPEDSUBJECTIVE
5MODEL           PROCESS           STEP (SEE NEWMAN, 2009: HTTP://SLIDESHA.RE/NISDTV)
5    1. DEFINE    2. ACCESS    3. UNDERSTAND    &CREATE 5. COMMUNICATE    4.       EVALUATE
DEFINE
DEFINITIONSNEED TO BECO-CONSTRUCTED
THERE IS NO ‘RIGHT ANSWER’...
“Updating of understanding and competence will benecessary as individual circumstances change, andas changes in the digita...
FROM THE RESEARCH...*                *SEE HTTP://NEVERENDINGTHESIS.COM
Cu         Cg           Cn              CoCultural   Cognitive   Constructive   CommunicativeTHE 8 ELEMENTSOF DIGITAL LITE...
IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTEXT.
Cu CulturalTHE 8 ELEMENTS“The nature of literacy in a culture is repeatedlyredefined as the result of technologicalchanges...
CuCulturalTHE 8 ELEMENTS★ What are the various digital cultures/affinity    spaces associated with this particular    cont...
Cg               CognitiveTHE 8 ELEMENTS“Functional internet literacy is not the abilityto use a set of technical tools; r...
Cg            CognitiveTHE 8 ELEMENTS★ What kind of mental model(s) and  conceptual tools would be useful in this  context...
Cn                              ConstructiveTHE 8 ELEMENTS“[Digital literacy is] the awareness, attitude andability of ind...
Cn                         ConstructiveTHE 8 ELEMENTS★ Where are the opportunities to create new  (or remix existing) arte...
Co                                            CommunicativeTHE 8 ELEMENTS“Digital literacy must therefore involve a system...
Co                                      CommunicativeTHE 8 ELEMENTS★ Which communication devices and  technologies are nec...
“Modern society is increasingly looking to [people] whocan confidently solve problems and manage their ownlearning through...
KEY QUESTION★ Where are the opportunities to learn from   mistakes in this context? What are the   consequences?THE 8 ELEM...
“The creative adoption of new technology requires teacherswho are willing to take risks... a professional culture that isd...
KEY QUESTION★ Where are the opportunities to ‘push the  boundaries’ in this context?THE 8 ELEMENTS            Cr          ...
“Once we see that online texts are not exactly written orspoken, we begin to understand that cyberliteracy requires aspeci...
KEY QUESTION★ Where are the opportunities for curation  and self-reflection in this context?THE 8 ELEMENTS                ...
“The ability to understand and make use of ICT - digitalliteracy - is proving essential to employment success, civicpartic...
KEY QUESTION★ What opportunities are there to ‘change the  world’ for the individual/organisation/  society in this contex...
DIGITAL LITERACY PRACTICES                                       CHANGE                   CC BY-SA [nev]EVEN IF YOU DON’T ...
TA L ES                 IG I RACIINDIVIDUAL      D LITEINTEREST             EDUCATIONAL             INSTITUTIONS
Cu          Cg           Cn              Co Cultural   Cognitive   Constructive   CommunicativeTHESE NEED REVISITINGTO REM...
REMEMBER!
IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTEXT.
DOUG      BELSHAWDOUGBELSHAW.COM
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Getting Started With Digital Literacies

10,347

Published on

A follow-up to my 'Essential Elements of Digital Literacies' presentation. Less theory, more practice. :-)

Since this presentation, I've written an e-book entitled 'The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies' that you may want to check out: https://gum.co/digilit

Published in: Education, Technology

Transcript of "Getting Started With Digital Literacies"

  1. 1. GETTINGSTARTED WITHDIGITALLITERACIES DOUG BELSHAW DOUGBELSHAW.COM
  2. 2. AN OVERVIEWIN ONE SLIDE1. DIGITAL LITERACIES ARE SUBJECTIVE AND CAN CHANGE.2. DEFINING DIGITAL LITERACIES IS THE FIRST OF FIVE STEPS.3. DEFINITIONS NEED TO BE CO-CREATED TO HAVE POWER.4. CONTEXT IS IMPORTANT WHEN DEFINING DIGITAL LITERACIES.
  3. 3. WHAT AREDIGITAL LITERACIES?
  4. 4. “Literacy is a characteristic acquired byindividuals in varying degrees from just abovenone to an indeterminate upper level. Someindividuals are more or less literate thanothers but it is really not possible to speak ofilliterate and literate persons as two distinctcategories.” (UNESCO, 1957)
  5. 5. AUTONOMOUS IDEOLOGICAL“[Literacy as] independent “[Literacy as] an activeof and impartial towards relationship or a way oftrends and struggles in orienting to the socialeveryday life.” and cultural world.”(Street, 1984) (Lankshear, 1999)
  6. 6. IN OTHER WORDS...
  7. 7. OBJECTIVE SUBJECTIVE‘OUT THERE’ CONSTRUCTEDEVERLASTING TEMPORARYCAN BE ‘DELIVERED’ NEED TO BE DEVELOPED
  8. 8. DIGITAL LITERACIES AREIDEOLOGICALAND CONSTRUCTED, TEMPORARY & NEED TO BE DEVELOPEDSUBJECTIVE
  9. 9. 5MODEL PROCESS STEP (SEE NEWMAN, 2009: HTTP://SLIDESHA.RE/NISDTV)
  10. 10. 5 1. DEFINE 2. ACCESS 3. UNDERSTAND &CREATE 5. COMMUNICATE 4. EVALUATE
  11. 11. DEFINE
  12. 12. DEFINITIONSNEED TO BECO-CONSTRUCTED
  13. 13. THERE IS NO ‘RIGHT ANSWER’...
  14. 14. “Updating of understanding and competence will benecessary as individual circumstances change, andas changes in the digital information environmentbring the need for new fresh understanding and newcompetencies; as Martin (2006a) puts it, digitalliteracy is "a condition, not a threshold".” (Bawden, 2008)
  15. 15. FROM THE RESEARCH...* *SEE HTTP://NEVERENDINGTHESIS.COM
  16. 16. Cu Cg Cn CoCultural Cognitive Constructive CommunicativeTHE 8 ELEMENTSOF DIGITAL LITERACIESCf Cr Ct CiConfident Creative Critical Civic
  17. 17. IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTEXT.
  18. 18. Cu CulturalTHE 8 ELEMENTS“The nature of literacy in a culture is repeatedlyredefined as the result of technologicalchanges.” Hannon (2000)
  19. 19. CuCulturalTHE 8 ELEMENTS★ What are the various digital cultures/affinity spaces associated with this particular context? (e.g. Facebook/email/World of Warcraft) KEY QUESTION
  20. 20. Cg CognitiveTHE 8 ELEMENTS“Functional internet literacy is not the abilityto use a set of technical tools; rather, it is theability to use a set of cognitive tools.” Johnson (2008)
  21. 21. Cg CognitiveTHE 8 ELEMENTS★ What kind of mental model(s) and conceptual tools would be useful in this context? KEY QUESTION
  22. 22. Cn ConstructiveTHE 8 ELEMENTS“[Digital literacy is] the awareness, attitude andability of individuals to appropriately use digitaltools...in order to enable constructive social action.” DigEuLit project, quoted in Martin (2006)
  23. 23. Cn ConstructiveTHE 8 ELEMENTS★ Where are the opportunities to create new (or remix existing) artefacts in this context? KEY QUESTION
  24. 24. Co CommunicativeTHE 8 ELEMENTS“Digital literacy must therefore involve a systematicawareness of how digital media are constructed and ofthe unique rhetorics of interactive communication.” Buckingham (2007)
  25. 25. Co CommunicativeTHE 8 ELEMENTS★ Which communication devices and technologies are necessary to be successful in this context? What are the ‘nuts & bolts’? KEY QUESTION
  26. 26. “Modern society is increasingly looking to [people] whocan confidently solve problems and manage their ownlearning throughout their lives, the very qualities which ICTsupremely is able to promote.” OECD (2001)THE 8 ELEMENTS Cf Confident
  27. 27. KEY QUESTION★ Where are the opportunities to learn from mistakes in this context? What are the consequences?THE 8 ELEMENTSCfConfident
  28. 28. “The creative adoption of new technology requires teacherswho are willing to take risks... a professional culture that isdominated by a prescriptive curriculum, routine practices... anda tight target-setting regime, is unlikely to be helpful.” Conlon & Simpson (2003)THE 8 ELEMENTS Cr Creative
  29. 29. KEY QUESTION★ Where are the opportunities to ‘push the boundaries’ in this context?THE 8 ELEMENTS Cr Creative
  30. 30. “Once we see that online texts are not exactly written orspoken, we begin to understand that cyberliteracy requires aspecial form of critical thinking. Communication in the onlineworld is not quite like anything else.” Gurak (2001)THE 8 ELEMENTS Ct Critical
  31. 31. KEY QUESTION★ Where are the opportunities for curation and self-reflection in this context?THE 8 ELEMENTS Ct Critical
  32. 32. “The ability to understand and make use of ICT - digitalliteracy - is proving essential to employment success, civicparticipation, accessing entertainment, and education.” Mehlman (2007)THE 8 ELEMENTS Ci Civic
  33. 33. KEY QUESTION★ What opportunities are there to ‘change the world’ for the individual/organisation/ society in this context?THE 8 ELEMENTS Ci Civic
  34. 34. DIGITAL LITERACY PRACTICES CHANGE CC BY-SA [nev]EVEN IF YOU DON’T QUITEUNDERSTAND THEM CC BY-NC-SA Alain Bachellier
  35. 35. TA L ES IG I RACIINDIVIDUAL D LITEINTEREST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
  36. 36. Cu Cg Cn Co Cultural Cognitive Constructive CommunicativeTHESE NEED REVISITINGTO REMAIN POWERFUL Cf Cr Ct CiConfident Creative Critical Civic
  37. 37. REMEMBER!
  38. 38. IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTEXT.
  39. 39. DOUG BELSHAWDOUGBELSHAW.COM
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×