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Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy






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    • Digital Literacy in a 2.0 World Created by Kyle Jones of Elmhurst Col!ege (2007) Edited and Modified by: Victor Castilla
    • Outline
      • Defining literacy and digital literacy
      • Why we are refocusing on digital literacy
        • Web 2.0
    • Ask yourself these questions
      • How might “this” work or not work? Why?
      • How might “this” benefit me?
      • How might “this” add to my instruction?
    • What is literacy?
      • What do we consider to be the main characteristics of literacy?
      • How do doctors obtain these skills?
    • Literacy meanings
      • Able to read and write
      • Literacy is deliberately taught and consciously and deliberately learned.
    • Then, what is digital literacy?
      • What are its defining characteristics?
      • How do they differ from the traditional views of literacy?
    • Digital Literacy
      • Digital literacy is "the ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers" ( 1 )
      • 1. Gilster, Paul. Digital Literacy .  New York: Wiley and Computer Publishing, 1997. p. 1.
    • But are doctors tech-savvy?
    • Tech savvy versus digitally literate
      • We need to reconsider our wording, our definitions.
      • What’s the difference here?
    • What if we don’t adapt?
      • “ If doctors are prepared only for the foundational literacies of book, paper, and pencil technologies, they will be unprepared for a future in which the new literacies are required by new information and communication technologies.”
      • (1, Karchmer et al. pg. 1)
    • What is the reason for a new or revised focus on digital literacy?
    • The changing digital environment
      • Technology has shifted from the personal experience to the community experience.
      • To share our lives, our knowledge, our experiences.
      • This is a societal shift, not a niche phenomenon.
    • Web 2.o at a glimpse
      • Communication and collaboration via:
        • audio (podcasts)
        • video (YouTube)
        • text (blogs, wikis)
        • folksonomies (tagging @ amazon.com, del.icio.us)
        • Subscription content (RSS)
    • Web 2.o at a glimpse
      • Aesthetics and experience
        • How does it look?
        • Did you enjoy your time at the site?
    • Are you Digital Literate?
    • http://web2097.blogspot.com