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    • Digital literacies in adult literacy education
      ABEABC Annual Conference
      Harrison Hot Springs, BC
      May 11-12, 2011
    • A “wiki-mediated” workshop
      Log in to the wiki for this workshop
      http:adultdigitalliteraciesinbc.wikispaces.com
      Username: digital_guest
      Password: guest_password
    • Session overview
      What are digital literacies and who has access?
      Why digital literacies in ABE?
      A webquest: Explore and contribute tools and technologies in your practice
      Building a digital literacy community of practice
    • What is digital literacy?
      Digital Literacy includes the ability to read and interpret media (text, sound, images), to reproduce and create data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments. According to Gilster,5 the most critical of these is the ability to make educated judgments about what we find online.
      -Jones-Kavallier & Flannigan, 2008. para 5.
    • Digital tools
      Computer
      Laptop
      Mobile phone
      Camera
      DVR
      iPad
    • Digital technologies
      Blog
      Wiki
      Video
      Podcast
      Moodle and conferencing platforms
      Facebook
      Twitter
      Flickr, RSS, voicethread
      (combinations of these: e.g. digital storytelling)
    • In small groups:
      What digital tools and technologies do you currently use in your teaching practice?
      What are the benefits and challenges to incorporating digital literacies into your teaching practice?
      What do you most hope to learn in this workshop?
    • Digital literacies
      Anchored in a Web 2.0 world
      Include: privacy literacies, attention literacies, critical information literacies, multimodal literacies…
      Capacity to craft texts for different audiences
      Recognizes that some literacies are more powerful, and/or are “deeper” than others.
      What digital literacies do adult learners have access to?
    • Web 2.0
      “Read-Write web”
      Social sharing options
      Social networking options
      Non-linear (hyperlinked and networked)
      Opportunities for scaffolded practice: learn through play!
      Authentic audience (different literacies for different domains/purposes)
    • Implications for ABE
      People are able to be producers and ACTIVE consumers of content
      People construct knowledge collaboratively: Crowd Wisdom
      The meanings of literacy are expanded to include multi-modal meaning making
      Social interaction leads to knowledge creation
      This is a “social constructivist” pedagogy
    • Why digital literacies in ABE?
      Access to powerful literacies: social capital
      Reflect changes brought by a digital culture: how we communicate, learn and work
      Inclusion: Universal Design
    • Web Quest: Guiding Questions
      1. How would you describe this digital technology to another educator? In other words, What is it?
      2. What kinds of literacies/essential skills can students learn/develop? Make a list.
      3. Can this tool support student learning in your setting? If not, why? If yes, in what ways?
      4. What is the level of technological knowledge required to use the tools effectively?
      5. Any other thoughts?
    • Web Quest findings
      Take notes and upload them to the “Digi-literacies” WebQuestwiki page
      Choose one or two key points/ideas to share with the workshop group
    • Examples: Incorporating digital technologies in ABE/adult literacy
    • ACCESS!!
      Do adult literacy learners have access to “powerful” digital literacies?
      Share your views and experiences
      What needs to happen or change?
    • Still and always (even more) important
      Engagement
      Affirmation,
      Discipline (practice)
      Inspiration
      A purpose
      Love
      (Morell, 2010)
      http://ucla.academia.edu/ErnestMorrell/Blog
    • What next?
      Fill in the web survey (print-based or electronically)
      Contribute to the “digi-literacies” wiki
      Keep in touch!
      Suzanne Smythe: sksmythe@sfu.ca