Digital Literacy in BC First Nations Phillip Djwa, FNESC April 24, 2008
<ul><li>View this video online </li></ul>http://youtube.com/watch?v=ljbI-363A2Q
<ul><li>The World is Flat we are preparing students for jobs that don’t exist, using technologies that haven’t been invent...
<ul><li>&quot;the illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot...
The Issue <ul><li>In the  Infowhelm  age, learners need to work with information in all forms to fashion content products ...
The Opportunity <ul><li>Industrial Age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. means of production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. channels...
What about Canada and BC? <ul><li>FNS resolutions re: FNTC </li></ul><ul><li>AFN resolutions 72 & 65 </li></ul><ul><li>Fed...
Our Definition of Digital Literacy <ul><li>The ability to use Information and Communications Technology to locate, evaluat...
Our Definition of Digital Literacy <ul><li>The components are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Digital Literacy Report <ul><li>In 2007, FNESC received $50k funding from NetworkBC, a project office of the BC Government...
Key Findings <ul><li>Digital literacy must be focused on the audience we want to serve – community members on-reserve – an...
Key Conclusions <ul><li>Defining digital literacy that is appropriate for the target audience </li></ul><ul><li>Understand...
Key Conclusions cont. <ul><li>Learning, not just task-based training </li></ul><ul><li>Managing infrastructure is complica...
Digital Lilypad Project <ul><li>FNESC has developed a preliminary project called the Digital Lilypad </li></ul><ul><li>BC ...
Thank you! <ul><li>Questions or feedback? </li></ul><ul><li>Copies are available please contact us! </li></ul><ul><li>Plea...
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    1. 1. Digital Literacy in BC First Nations Phillip Djwa, FNESC April 24, 2008
    2. 2. <ul><li>View this video online </li></ul>http://youtube.com/watch?v=ljbI-363A2Q
    3. 3. <ul><li>The World is Flat we are preparing students for jobs that don’t exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, to solve problems we haven’t begun to think about. </li></ul><ul><li> -Thomas Friedman </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore definition of what it means to be educated in the light of the modern world has changed </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>&quot;the illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Alvin Toffler </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Issue <ul><li>In the Infowhelm age, learners need to work with information in all forms to fashion content products that have value, that entertain and teach. </li></ul><ul><li>But if learners do is learn the traditional literacies –read, write, arithmetic- they may be literate by 20th Century standards but not by 21st Century standards. </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Opportunity <ul><li>Industrial Age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. means of production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. channels of distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. means of marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TODAY music examples - you can record the music on your home studio, distribute it through your website and market it through Youtube, Myspace, Facebook </li></ul>
    7. 7. What about Canada and BC? <ul><li>FNS resolutions re: FNTC </li></ul><ul><li>AFN resolutions 72 & 65 </li></ul><ul><li>Federal government initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 strategy Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada’s Advantage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Literacy Secretariat of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provincial government initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>best-educated, most literate jurisdiction on the continent – Sept 2007 </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Our Definition of Digital Literacy <ul><li>The ability to use Information and Communications Technology to locate, evaluate, create, edit, and use information for the purpose of creating knowledge </li></ul>
    9. 9. Our Definition of Digital Literacy <ul><li>The components are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity </li></ul></ul>Digital literacy + Access to connected computers = Community capacity building
    10. 10. Digital Literacy Report <ul><li>In 2007, FNESC received $50k funding from NetworkBC, a project office of the BC Government to assist in the development of a report on Digital Literacy in BC </li></ul><ul><li>The report was complete in the Fall of 2007 </li></ul>
    11. 11. Key Findings <ul><li>Digital literacy must be focused on the audience we want to serve – community members on-reserve – and must be learner-centred </li></ul><ul><li>A holistic community approach is key, as is understanding community needs </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability is very important </li></ul>Strategic use of ICT = infrastructure + skills + purpose.
    12. 12. Key Conclusions <ul><li>Defining digital literacy that is appropriate for the target audience </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the needs and wants of the community is paramount </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic community approach </li></ul><ul><li>First Nations adults succeed with a learner-centred approach </li></ul>
    13. 13. Key Conclusions cont. <ul><li>Learning, not just task-based training </li></ul><ul><li>Managing infrastructure is complicated, and distracts from core learning goals </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrating and sharing successes is important for promoting lifelong learning </li></ul>
    14. 14. Digital Lilypad Project <ul><li>FNESC has developed a preliminary project called the Digital Lilypad </li></ul><ul><li>BC Regional approach to digital literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Short courses designed to teach basic user skills </li></ul><ul><li>Common curriculum shared </li></ul><ul><li>Taught Online & in-person </li></ul>
    15. 15. Thank you! <ul><li>Questions or feedback? </li></ul><ul><li>Copies are available please contact us! </li></ul><ul><li>Please feel free to contact SchoolNet at the FNESC office 604-925-6087 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phillip Djwa - [email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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