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Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
Reflections on Digital Literacy
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  • 1. Reflections… On Digital Literacy
  • 2. It all started with this… <ul><li>Week 1: Introduction: Defining information and digital literacy </li></ul><ul><li>And I thought to myself: </li></ul><ul><li>I’m going to beat my friend in *Bejeweled Blitz after this course </li></ul><ul><li>(*a facebook application) </li></ul>
  • 3. Then, I learnt that… <ul><li>DL = Digital Literacy = Information Literacy in the Digital Era </li></ul><ul><li>DL ≠ ITL </li></ul><ul><li>(which means I am not going to beat my Bejeweled score  ) </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO, ACRL, Big 6 frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>WHICH </li></ul><ul><li>serve as overarching purpose and direction for the other topics that follow </li></ul>
  • 4. In FACT Evaluating the Search/ Info On the ethical and correct use of Info Digital Literacy Privacy Issues
  • 5. The Search <ul><li>Huh, </li></ul><ul><li>which one(s)? </li></ul>
  • 6. The Search A One - Stop Solution? The 1st - Stop Centre OR Evaluating the Information
  • 7. Evaluating the Search/ Information <ul><li>Digital Literacy in the generation </li></ul>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =_XqRR5WJ85k
  • 8. Evaluating the Search/ Information <ul><li>Being IT literate teaches you WHERE to search for the worms </li></ul><ul><li>And being digitally literate allows you to decipher and separate the GOOD worms from the BAD ones </li></ul><ul><li>You need to know who is the EXPERT </li></ul>
  • 9. Ethical and Correct Use of Info <ul><li>Plagiarism? </li></ul>Me, a Pirate? Says who?
  • 10. Ethical and Correct Use of Info <ul><li>Mention web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>And you get THIS </li></ul>
  • 11. Ethical and Correct Use of Info <ul><li>With so many content-sharing/ creation tools and applications out there, often it’s not the students’ intent to purposefully “steal” another one’s work/ ideas </li></ul><ul><li>it’s no longer (just) about </li></ul><ul><li>How can we STOP plagiarism?” </li></ul>
  • 12. Ethical and Correct Use of Info <ul><li>The RIGHT Question : </li></ul><ul><li>How can we build AWARENESS and Good Spirit on the Ethical and Rightful Use of Information? </li></ul>
  • 13. Combating Plagiarism – A fish bone diagram Ethical and Correct Use of Info <ul><li>Proper Education </li></ul><ul><li>Not just Instructional but on the values and principles behind </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-plagiarism tools </li></ul><ul><li>turnitin </li></ul><ul><li>Means to an end </li></ul><ul><li>Are they really effective? </li></ul>Education On the Spirit of Ethical and Correct Use of Information <ul><li>Pedogical Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Relook at Instructional Design and assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Proper Citation and references </li></ul><ul><li>Improper/ Incorrect Citation is better than NO citation </li></ul>
  • 14. In Conclusion <ul><li>The course: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduces me to new concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gets me to scrutinise global issues in the educational setting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forces me to relook and rethink our current pedagogical approaches and instructional design, from a global perspective </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. In Conclusion <ul><li>Because DL = ITL, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m not doing this to keep up with my students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m doing this because: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global trends are changing the ways we learn (and teach) – open movement, web 2.0 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Being digitally illiterate can have vast consequences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is my responsibility as an educator </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 16. In Conclusion <ul><li>Digital Literacy – </li></ul><ul><li>like critical thinking is a life skill and </li></ul><ul><li>should be developed as a </li></ul><ul><li>core Competency. </li></ul>

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