Hobbs on Digital Literacy at ALA 2012

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Hobbs frames up a discussion by offering a definition of digital literacy as a cluster of four related competencies

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Hobbs on Digital Literacy at ALA 2012

  1. 1. Digital Literacy & Libraries:Designing What’s Coming Next
  2. 2. ParticipantsJudy Kleinberg, programdirector, Knight FoundationRoseanne Cordell, academiclibrarian, Indiana UniversitySouth BendLaurel Felt, doctoral student,Annenberg School ofCommunication and Journalism,USCRenee Hobbs, professor anddirector, Harrington School ofCommunication and Media,University of Rhode Island
  3. 3. Stakeholders in Digital Literacy EDUCATION CREATIVE GOVERNMENT LIBRARY TECH BUSINESS ACTIVIST
  4. 4. Literacy Visual Literacy Information Literacy Media Literacy Computer Literacy Critical Literacy News Literacy Digital LiteracyDigital Literacy in Historical Context
  5. 5. Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, Literacyand communicate Digital create, & Libraries:information requiring both cognitive Nexttechnical Designing What’s Coming and skills. -ALA Digital Literacy Task Force
  6. 6. Use & Share Create & Analyze & Apply Ethical Collaborate Evaluate Judgment
  7. 7. Digital Literacy  Keyboard and mouse skills  Be familiar with hardware, storage and file management practices  Understand hyperlinking & digital space  Gain competence with software applications  Use social media, mobile, peripheral & cloud computing tools  Have access to broadband  Identify information needs  Use effective search and find strategies  Troubleshoot and problem-solve  Learn how to learnTool Use & Access Skills  Listening skills  Reading comprehension
  8. 8. Digital Literacy  Recognize the need for communication and self-expression  Identify your own purpose, target audience, medium & genre  Brainstorm and generate ideas  Compose creatively  Work collaboratively  Edit and revise  Use appropriate distribution, promotion & marketing channels  Receive audience feedback  Play and interactAuthorship and Creative  Comment  Curate Competencies  Remix
  9. 9. Digital Literacy  Recognize the relationship between symbol and referent  Identify the author, genre, purpose and point of view of a message  Compare and contrast sources  Evaluate credibility and quality  Understand one’s own biases and world view  Recognize power relationships that shape how information and ideas circulate in culture  Understand the economic context ofUnderstanding Issues of information and entertainment production  Examine the political and social Representation ramifications of inequalities in information flows
  10. 10. Digital Literacy  Acknowledge the power of communication to maintain the status quo or change the world  Understand how differences in values and life experience shape people’s media use and message interpretation  Appreciate risks and potential harms of digital media  Apply ethical judgment and social responsibility to online communication situations  Understand how concepts of ‘private’ andOnline Social Responsibility ‘public’ are reshaped by digital media & Digital Citizenship  Appreciate and respect legal rights and responsibilities (copyright, intellectual freedom, etc)
  11. 11. Use & Share Create & Analyze & Apply Ethical Collaborate Evaluate Judgment
  12. 12. ParticipantsJudy Kleinberg, programdirector, Knight FoundationRoseanne Cordell, academiclibrarian, Indiana UniversitySouth BendLaurel Felt, doctoral student,Annenberg School ofCommunication and Journalism,USCRenee Hobbs, professor anddirector, Harrington School ofCommunication and Media,University of Rhode Island
  13. 13. Digital Literacy & Libraries:Designing What’s Coming Next

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