Digital literacies
A thought-piece on the
place of digital literacies
in a busy curriculum
Carole Hunter
Faculty of Busine...
“As 90% of new jobs will require
excellent digital skills, improving digital
literacy (by which we mean those
capabilities...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyteacher/3578441521/
“The issue for educators is twofold I would suggest: Firstly how can they best take advantage of
abundance in their own te...
An open flower?
How about
equipping students
for learning in an
open world?
“Defining digital literacy (or
literacies) is difficult given the
contested and common
sense understanding of
literacy ... a...
Digital literacies
(CSU, 2013)
http://digilitpride.wordpress.com
What does it
mean to be
digitally
literate
in your
discipline?
Is this the
answer?
“Young people may be
adept at internet
searching, using social
networking and content
download sites.....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidanexpedition/378644476
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7289970@N05/966168761/
Scaffolding digital
pioneers?
“I don't think that digital literacies
can be taught - at least not in
formal settings. I believe they can
only be learnt ...
TEACHING
LEARNING
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I developed these slides as part of CSU's 2013 Think Piece project. The idea behind the think pieces is to provide 'an opportunity for an ongoing, open dialogue about how some of the CSU community are thinking about the challenges and opportunities' (http://www.csu.edu.au/division/landt/dialogue-about-learning-and-teaching/think-pieces-2013). So this is my take on an area that we could be doing a lot more in at CSU.

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Digital literacies thinkpiece

  1. 1. Digital literacies A thought-piece on the place of digital literacies in a busy curriculum Carole Hunter Faculty of Business, 2013
  2. 2. “As 90% of new jobs will require excellent digital skills, improving digital literacy (by which we mean those capabilities essential for living, learning and working in a digital society) is a key component for developing effective and employable learners.” (Jisc, 2013) http://www.flickr.com/photos/khalidalbaih/5653817859/in/faves-91503725@N00/ http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8504830042_12b3550a19_o.jpg
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyteacher/3578441521/
  5. 5. “The issue for educators is twofold I would suggest: Firstly how can they best take advantage of abundance in their own teaching practice, and secondly how do we best equip learners to make use of it? It is this second challenge that is perhaps the most significant.” Martin Weller (2011) http://www.flickr.com/photos/intersectionconsulting/7537238368/ “Digital literacy is becoming central to what universities can offer.” (Littlejohn, Beetham & McGill, 2012)
  6. 6. An open flower? How about equipping students for learning in an open world?
  7. 7. “Defining digital literacy (or literacies) is difficult given the contested and common sense understanding of literacy ... and the host of competing terms in the arena of new technology – these include information literacy, computer literacy, internet literacy and hyper-literacy.” http://www.digitalfutures.org/section/2-2-a- review-of-literature-on-digital-literacy-in- education/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsikhnet/2229368109/ Messy? Moi?
  8. 8. Digital literacies (CSU, 2013)
  9. 9. http://digilitpride.wordpress.com What does it mean to be digitally literate in your discipline?
  10. 10. Is this the answer? “Young people may be adept at internet searching, using social networking and content download sites.... (but) much of young people’s use continues to be passive viewing of online content.” (Kirkman 2012)
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidanexpedition/378644476
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7289970@N05/966168761/ Scaffolding digital pioneers?
  13. 13. “I don't think that digital literacies can be taught - at least not in formal settings. I believe they can only be learnt informally, mainly due to the fact that many of them are personal, relating directly to a particular student's presence, identity and activities online. That however, does not preclude teachers from supporting the acquisition of digital literacies.” Steve Wheeler, 2013 http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/can- we-teach-digital-literacies.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsikhnet/2229368109/ Not everything that is learned needs to be taught http://www.flickr.com/photos/70768379
  14. 14. TEACHING LEARNING
  15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/khalidalbaih/5653817859/in/faves-91503725@N00/

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