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Presented at PLAN Media Specialist in-service days August 2012

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Closing the Digital Skills Gap Closing the Digital Skills Gap Presentation Transcript

  • The Digital Skills Divide: Closing the Gap Bobbi Newman http://librarianbyday.net
  • - The Digital Divide- Literacy What?- Resources
  • The 21stcentury iswheneverythingchanges.And we haveto be ready.-Captain Jack Harkness,Torchwood
  • The future is here itis just not evenlydistributed-William Gibson
  • The Digital Divide
  • One third of Americans donot have broadband at home
  • Who Has Access?• less than 33% of the poorest Americans• less than 50% of African Americans• less than 50% Latinos• less than 50% of the elderly• less than 50% of rural populations
  • studentswith acomputer &broadbandat homehave a6 to 8 %higher GPA
  • It is about far more than access to technology,it is about usingtechnology well.
  • We are floating (or sinking)in an ocean of technology.
  • The illiterate of the21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler
  • We are exposed to moremediated messages in one day than our great-grandparents were exposed to in a year -Center for Media Literacy
  • Digital Literacy
  • 66 millionAmericans are without basic digital literacy skills -Usdan 2012
  • You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
  • Rheingold’s Five Literacies
  • Attention
  • Participation
  • Collaboration
  • Crap Detection
  • NetworkSmarts
  • 21st Century SkillsFrameworkbyInstitute of Museum and Library Services
  • Learning And Innovation
  • Information, Media, And Technology
  • Life And Career
  • 21stCenturyThemes
  • Hobbs’ FourAspects Of DigitalLiteracy
  • Tool Skillsand Access
  • Authorship and Creation
  • Representation
  • Socialresponsibilityanddigitalcitizenship
  • Transliteracy
  • the ability to read, write and interact across a range ofplatforms, tools and media from signing and orality throughhandwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.
  • OtherConsiderations
  • If anyone canclaim to be an Expert, What is an expert?
  • Privacy
  • …much of what gets postedon any given day isin public but not for the public.- Shirky
  • Remembertechnology is only a TOOL
  • Libraries ArePowerfulPartners
  • Libraries arethe place where all literacies meet and mix
  • Resources
  • http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educ ators/curriculum
  • http://mediasmarts.ca/teacher-resources
  • www.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/techtraining/
  • Blogs
  • http://vanmeterlibraryvoice.blogspot.com/
  • http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/
  • http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/
  • Twitter
  • @ShannonMiller
  • @gwynethjones
  • @joycevalenza
  • Facebook
  • www.facebook.com/NewMediaConsortium
  • www.facebook.com/aaslala
  • www.facebook.com/SchoolLibraryJournal
  • Miscellaneous
  • http://www.delicious.com//hblowers/ learning2.0libraries
  • www.livebinders.com/play/play/84777/
  • http://gla.georgialibraries.org/mediawiki/index.php/Carterette_Series_Webinars
  • References• ALA supports FCC proposal to fund digital literacy training through public libraries. (2012, April 3).District Dispatch. Retrieved from http://www.districtdispatch.org/2012/04/ala- supports-fcc-proposal-to-fund-digital-literacy-training-through-public-libraries/• Aspen Institute to Advance Recommendations of the Knight Commission. (2010, May 18).Knight Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.knightfoundation.org/press- room/press-release/aspen-institute-to-advance-recommendations-of-the/• Becker, S., Crandall, M. D., Fisher, K. E., Kinney, B., Landry, C., & Rocha, A. (2010). Opportunity for American Library Association. (2011). The state of Americas libraries: A report from the American Library Association. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. Retrieved from http://ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/mediapresscenter/americaslibraries2011/state_of_a mericas_libraries_report_2011.pdf• Clochesy, J. M. (2008). The experience of diversity by generation: how to bridge the differences. Diversity Factor, 16(4), 1• DiMaggio, P., & Hargittai, E. (2001). From the ‘digital divide’ to ‘digital inequality’: Studying internet use as penetration increases. Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University: Center for the Arts and Cultural Policy Studies.• Federal Communications Commission. (2010). Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan. Washington, D.C: Federal Communications Commission.
  • References• Genachowski, J. (2011, November). FCC & “Connect to Compete” tackle barriers to broadband adoption, Face Sheet for Chairman Genachowski Remarks on Broadband Adoption, Speech presented in Washington, D.C. Retrieved from http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-310924A1.pdf• Hoffman, J., Bertot, J. C., Davis, D. M., & Clark, L. (2011). Libraries connect communities: public library funding & technology access study 2010-2011. Chicago: American Library Association. Retrieved from http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/857ea9fd.• Institute of Museum and Library Services (2009). Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills (IMLS-2009-NAI-01). Washington, D.C. Retrieved from http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/21stCenturySkills.pdf• Jenkins, H., Clinton, K., Purushotma, R., Robison, A., & Weigel, M. (2006). Confronting the challenges of participatory culture: Media education for the 21st century. Retrieved from http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C- E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF• Jones, C., Ramanau, R., Cross, S., & Healing, G. (2010). Net generation or Digital Natives: Is there a distinct new generation entering university? Computers & Education, 54(3), 722– 732. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.09.022• Lippincott, J. K. (2007). Student Content Creators: Convergence of Literacies. EDUCAUSE Review, 42(6), 16–17.• Margaryan, A., Littlejohn, A., & Vojt, G. (2011). Are digital natives a myth or reality ? University students ’ use of digital technologies. Computers & Education, 56(2), 429–440. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2010.09.004• Pita, K. (2012). Five Generations in the Workplace. Fairfield County Business Journal, 48(8), 27.• Prenksy, M. (2001), “Digital natives, digital immigrants”, On the Horizon, Vol. 9 No. 5, pp. 1- 6.
  • References• Rheingold, H. (2012). Net smart: How to thrive online. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.• Richtel, M. (2012, May 29). Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era. New York Times Online. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/us/new-digital-divide- seen-in-wasting-time-online.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all)• Saveri, A., Rheingold, H., & Vian, K. (2005). Technologies of cooperation. Palo Alto CA. Retrieved from http://www.rheingold.com/cooperation/Technology_of_cooperation.pdf• Selwyn, N. (2009). The digital native – myth and reality. Aslib Proceedings, 61(4), 364– 379. doi:10.1108/00012530910973776• The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. (2009). Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age. Washington, DC: The Aspen Institute.• Thoman, E., Jolls, T., & Center for Media Literacy. (2008).Literacy for the 21st century: An overview and orientation guide to media literacy education. Santa Monica, CA: Center for Media Literacy.• Usdan, J. (2012, July 23). FCC Chairman Announces Jobs-Focused Digital Literacy Partnership Between Connect2Compete and the 2,800 American Job Centers. Broadband.gov. Retrieved from http://blog.broadband.gov/?entryId=1718810• Zickuhr, K. (2010). Generations 2010. Washington, D.C: Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project.
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