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...
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  lea...
We are exposed to moremediated messages in one day than our great-grandparents   were exposed to in a year         -Center...
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 throug...
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).Dis...
References•   Genachowski, J. (2011, November). FCC & “Connect to Compete” tackle barriers to    broadband adoption, Face ...
References•   Rheingold, H. (2012). Net smart: How to thrive online. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.•   Richtel, M. (2012, May 2...
Photo Credits1.    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bright/121984148             31.   http://www.flickr.com/photos/scttw/1819...
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    1. 1. The Digital Skills Divide: Closing the Gap Bobbi Newman http://librarianbyday.net
    2. 2. - The Digital Divide- Literacy What?- Resources
    3. 3. The 21stcentury iswheneverythingchanges.And we haveto be ready.-Captain Jack Harkness,Torchwood
    4. 4. The future is here itis just not evenlydistributed-William Gibson
    5. 5. The Digital Divide
    6. 6. One third of Americans donot have broadband at home
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. studentswith acomputer &broadbandat homehave a6 to 8 %higher GPA
    9. 9. It is about far more than access to technology,it is about usingtechnology well.
    10. 10. We are floating (or sinking)in an ocean of technology.
    11. 11. The illiterate of the21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler
    12. 12. We are exposed to moremediated messages in one day than our great-grandparents were exposed to in a year -Center for Media Literacy
    13. 13. Digital Literacy
    14. 14. 66 millionAmericans are without basic digital literacy skills -Usdan 2012
    15. 15. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
    16. 16. Rheingold’s Five Literacies
    17. 17. Attention
    18. 18. Participation
    19. 19. Collaboration
    20. 20. Crap Detection
    21. 21. NetworkSmarts
    22. 22. 21st Century SkillsFrameworkbyInstitute of Museum and Library Services
    23. 23. Learning And Innovation
    24. 24. Information, Media, And Technology
    25. 25. Life And Career
    26. 26. 21stCenturyThemes
    27. 27. Hobbs’ FourAspects Of DigitalLiteracy
    28. 28. Tool Skillsand Access
    29. 29. Authorship and Creation
    30. 30. Representation
    31. 31. Socialresponsibilityanddigitalcitizenship
    32. 32. Transliteracy
    33. 33. 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.
    34. 34. OtherConsiderations
    35. 35. If anyone canclaim to be an Expert, What is an expert?
    36. 36. Privacy
    37. 37. …much of what gets postedon any given day isin public but not for the public.- Shirky
    38. 38. Remembertechnology is only a TOOL
    39. 39. Libraries ArePowerfulPartners
    40. 40. Libraries arethe place where all literacies meet and mix
    41. 41. Resources
    42. 42. http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educ ators/curriculum
    43. 43. http://mediasmarts.ca/teacher-resources
    44. 44. www.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/techtraining/
    45. 45. Blogs
    46. 46. http://vanmeterlibraryvoice.blogspot.com/
    47. 47. http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/
    48. 48. http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/
    49. 49. Twitter
    50. 50. @ShannonMiller
    51. 51. @gwynethjones
    52. 52. @joycevalenza
    53. 53. Facebook
    54. 54. www.facebook.com/NewMediaConsortium
    55. 55. www.facebook.com/aaslala
    56. 56. www.facebook.com/SchoolLibraryJournal
    57. 57. Miscellaneous
    58. 58. http://www.delicious.com//hblowers/ learning2.0libraries
    59. 59. www.livebinders.com/play/play/84777/
    60. 60. http://gla.georgialibraries.org/mediawiki/index.php/Carterette_Series_Webinars
    61. 61. 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.
    62. 62. 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.
    63. 63. 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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