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Reflections on Digital Literacy

  1. 1. Reflections… On Digital Literacy
  2. 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. 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. 4. In FACT Evaluating the Search/ Info On the ethical and correct use of Info Digital Literacy Privacy Issues
  5. 5. The Search <ul><li>Huh, </li></ul><ul><li>which one(s)? </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Search A One - Stop Solution? The 1st - Stop Centre OR Evaluating the Information
  7. 7. Evaluating the Search/ Information <ul><li>Digital Literacy in the generation </li></ul>http:// =_XqRR5WJ85k
  8. 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. 9. Ethical and Correct Use of Info <ul><li>Plagiarism? </li></ul>Me, a Pirate? Says who?
  10. 10. Ethical and Correct Use of Info <ul><li>Mention web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>And you get THIS </li></ul>
  11. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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>