Literacy [R]Evolutions by Jess Laccetti


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A short presentation I did for the Reading Agency called The Reading Revolution ( where I introduced the idea of transliteracy and how I see it working with social media like Facebook (i.e. how might we "read" these kinds of stories). I ended with Wesch's famous web 2.0 video.

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  • Literacy [R]Evolutions by Jess Laccetti

    1. 1. Jess Laccetti Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University
    2. 2. Hi!
    3. 3. Social Media <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>“ technology-based forms of communication that enable individuals to publish their own material and distribute it among a broad network of peers. It includes blogs, podcasts, wikis, RSS feeds ” etc... </li></ul><ul><li>(definition source Mindspring ) </li></ul>Social Media:
    5. 5. Audience Survey <ul><li>Using Social Media: </li></ul><ul><li>Do you send txt msgs? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you blog or comment on blogs? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you listen to podcasts? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a Facebook or MySpace profile? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you sent images to a site? </li></ul><ul><li>Watched a YouTube video? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Students’ Use of Social Media <ul><li>U.K. 9-19 years olds </li></ul><ul><li>Send txt msgs – 80% </li></ul><ul><li>Send/Receive e-mails – 71% </li></ul><ul><li>IM– 55% </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking– 63.5%*, 65.9%** </li></ul><ul><li>Upload images to a site – 37% </li></ul><ul><li>Watch online videos – 73% </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics are of U.K. 9-19 year olds who use the internet daily. UK Children Go Online Report , 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>*13-17 years, **18-24, source: Metrics 2.0 </li></ul>
    7. 7. Teen Social Media Tag Cloud <ul><li>E-mail Blogging chat </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting meeting friends </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation community advice </li></ul><ul><li>tips Hang-Out </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>search trust listen create </li></ul><ul><li>Based on data from the UK Children Go Online Report. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Literacy Definition <ul><li>“ the quality or state of being literate, especially the ability to read and write .” </li></ul>Source:
    9. 9. Transliteracy <ul><li>“ ability to read , write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.” </li></ul>Source: Thomas, &quot;Production and Research in Transliteracy.&quot;
    10. 10. Critically Literate <ul><li>We need to </li></ul><ul><li>teach students how to </li></ul><ul><li>read </li></ul><ul><li>words, images, sounds, video, interaction simultaneously </li></ul>
    11. 11. Transliteracy in Action
    12. 12. Transliteracy in Action <ul><li>Rheingold says: </li></ul><ul><li>“ participatory media shifts the focus of literacy training from individual expression onto community involvement…The new literacies are almost all social skills which have to do with collaboration and networking. ” </li></ul>
    13. 13. Transliteracy + Facebook Ability to “create” and assemble identity
    14. 14. Transliteracy + Facebook Ordered by date = narrative sequence (story development)
    15. 15. Transliteracy + Facebook Modes, methods and access to stories are changing : now we get stories via links and feeds (stories are constant). storytelling changing but how we access stories. We get stories via links and feeds – what friends send to us and what our rss readers pick up
    16. 16. Transliteracy + Facebook <ul><li>Facebook emphasises the importance of creating content over consuming it. </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles enable students to create , communicate , and piece together their (and other) “ identities. ” </li></ul>
    17. 17. But… <ul><li>Tech Savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Digitally Literate </li></ul>
    18. 18. Transliteracy Consumption Creation Interpretation
    19. 19. A General Idea Video by Prof. Michael Wesch,
    20. 20. <ul><li>Thanks! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>