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#etmoocMonday 18th February 2013                            T3S1                            Digital Literacies            ...
Where in the world are you?
https://etherpad.mozilla.org/etmoocT3S1
?How would YOU define digital literacy
Hi! I’m Doug Belshaw,Badges & Skills Lead forthe Mozilla Foundation.You can find me online here:• @dajbelshaw• doug@mozilla...
Doctoral thesis on digital literacies online at:http://neverendingthesis.com
Background             Teacher & Senior Leader (2003-2010)
Background             Researcher/Analyst in UK HE (2010-2012)
Background                        Mozilla!                        a global non-profit                        (2012 - Presen...
Web Literacy standard                  Open Badges
http://mzl.la/weblitstd
1. Introduction2. Digital Literacies?3. Essential Elements4. Co-constructing definitions5. Web Literacy standard
199730+ DEFINITIONS
Never mind DIGITALdo we even knowwhat LITERACY is?
“Literacy is a characteristic acquiredby individuals in varying degrees fromjust above none to an indeterminateupper level...
AUTONOMOUS             IDEOLOGICAL“[Literacy as]                “[Literacy as] anindependent of and      active relationsh...
Academicslike theirumbrellaterms             CC BY Pink Sherbert Photography
OBJECTIVECan bedelivered                                                             T                                    ...
“Updating of understanding andcompetence will be necessary asindividual circumstances change,and as changes in the digital...
Digital Literacy      Framework AdvancedIntermediate   Basic
Digital LiteracyDigital Literacies
“Digital literacies are plural,subjective, and highlycontext-dependent” says@dajbelshaw #etmooc
?       ?       ?       ?    ?       ?                ?s? ?       ??     ?    ?         ? io? n ?      ? st    ??         ...
1. Introduction2. Digital Literacies?3. Essential Elements4. Co-constructing definitions5. Web Literacy standard
CC BY Moyan_BrennFrom the research...
Cu         Cg           Cn              Co Cultural   Cognitive   Constructive   CommunicativeThe 8 Essential Elementsof D...
Cu  CulturalThe 8 Essential Elements“The nature of literacy in a culture isrepeatedly redefined as the result oftechnologic...
Cg             CognitiveThe 8 Essential Elements“Functional internet literacy is not theability to use a set of technical ...
Cn                       ConstructiveThe 8 Essential Elements“[Digital literacy is] the awareness,attitude and ability of ...
Co                                 CommunicativeThe 8 Essential Elements“Digital literacy must therefore involvea systemat...
“Modern society is increasingly looking to[people] who can confidently solveproblems and manage their own learningthroughou...
“The creative adoption of new technologyrequires teachers who are willing to takerisks... a prescriptive curriculum, routi...
“Once we see that online texts are notexactly written or spoken, we begin tounderstand that cyberliteracy requires aspecia...
“The ability to understand and make useof ICT - digital literacy - is provingessential to employment success, civicpartici...
Cu         Cg           Cn              Co Cultural   Cognitive   Constructive   CommunicativeThe 8 Essential Elementsof D...
?       ?       ?       ?    ?       ?                ?s? ?       ??     ?    ?         ? io? n ?      ? st    ??         ...
1. Introduction2. Digital Literacies?3. Essential Elements4. Co-constructing definitions5. Web Literacy standard
Cu          Cg           Cn              Co Cultural   Cognitive   Constructive   CommunicativeRank these!Cf          Cr  ...
Now     come up     with your own definitionof digital literacy!
?       ?       ?       ?    ?       ?                ?s? ?       ??     ?    ?         ? io? n ?      ? st    ??         ...
1. Introduction2. Digital Literacies?3. Essential Elements4. Co-constructing definitions5. Web Literacy standard
http://mzl.la/weblit
How can we have aSTANDARD?!
Digital Literacies                       multiple referentsWeb Literacysingle referent
CC BY-NC-SA Tobias MikIt will be co-constructed...
CC BY ogimogi...and reconfigurable
...and (of course!) use BADGES
Read more about our thinking behind a new, open learning standard for Web Literacy: http://bit.ly/weblitoverview
Come to the next online gathering! Details:http://mzl.la/weblitstd
Thanks!dougbelshaw.commozilla.org
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Slides for the #etmooc session I'm leaning on digital literacies on Monday 18th February 2013.

Since this presentation, I've written an e-book entitled 'The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies' that you may want to check out: https://gum.co/digilit

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T3S1: Digital Literacies with Dr. Doug Belshaw

  1. 1. #etmoocMonday 18th February 2013 T3S1 Digital Literacies with Dr. Doug Belshaw
  2. 2. Where in the world are you?
  3. 3. https://etherpad.mozilla.org/etmoocT3S1
  4. 4. ?How would YOU define digital literacy
  5. 5. Hi! I’m Doug Belshaw,Badges & Skills Lead forthe Mozilla Foundation.You can find me online here:• @dajbelshaw• doug@mozillafoundation.org• http://dougbelshaw.com
  6. 6. Doctoral thesis on digital literacies online at:http://neverendingthesis.com
  7. 7. Background Teacher & Senior Leader (2003-2010)
  8. 8. Background Researcher/Analyst in UK HE (2010-2012)
  9. 9. Background Mozilla! a global non-profit (2012 - Present) Researcher/Analyst in UK HE (2010-2012)
  10. 10. Web Literacy standard Open Badges
  11. 11. http://mzl.la/weblitstd
  12. 12. 1. Introduction2. Digital Literacies?3. Essential Elements4. Co-constructing definitions5. Web Literacy standard
  13. 13. 199730+ DEFINITIONS
  14. 14. Never mind DIGITALdo we even knowwhat LITERACY is?
  15. 15. “Literacy is a characteristic acquiredby individuals in varying degrees fromjust above none to an indeterminateupper level. Some individuals aremore or less literate than others butit is really not possible to speak ofilliterate and literate persons astwo distinct categories.” (UNESCO, 1957)
  16. 16. AUTONOMOUS IDEOLOGICAL“[Literacy as] “[Literacy as] anindependent of and active relationship orimpartial towards a way of orienting totrends and struggles the social andin everyday life.” cultural world.”(Street, 1984) (Lankshear, 1999)
  17. 17. Academicslike theirumbrellaterms CC BY Pink Sherbert Photography
  18. 18. OBJECTIVECan bedelivered T E N O PM V EL DE A CY T ER F LI S O I EW V SUBJECTIVE Need to be developed
  19. 19. “Updating of understanding andcompetence will be necessary asindividual circumstances change,and as changes in the digitalinformation environment bring theneed for new fresh understandingand new competencies; as Martin(2006a) puts it, digital literacy is ‘acondition, not a threshold’.” (Bawden, 2008)
  20. 20. Digital Literacy Framework AdvancedIntermediate Basic
  21. 21. Digital LiteracyDigital Literacies
  22. 22. “Digital literacies are plural,subjective, and highlycontext-dependent” says@dajbelshaw #etmooc
  23. 23. ? ? ? ? ? ? ?s? ? ?? ? ? ? io? n ? ? st ?? ? ? e ? ? ? u ?? Q ? ? ?
  24. 24. 1. Introduction2. Digital Literacies?3. Essential Elements4. Co-constructing definitions5. Web Literacy standard
  25. 25. CC BY Moyan_BrennFrom the research...
  26. 26. Cu Cg Cn Co Cultural Cognitive Constructive CommunicativeThe 8 Essential Elementsof Digital Literacies Cf Cr Ct CiConfident Creative Critical Civic
  27. 27. Cu CulturalThe 8 Essential Elements“The nature of literacy in a culture isrepeatedly redefined as the result oftechnological changes.” Hannon (2000)
  28. 28. Cg CognitiveThe 8 Essential Elements“Functional internet literacy is not theability to use a set of technical tools;rather, it is the ability to use a set ofcognitive tools.” Johnson (2008)
  29. 29. Cn ConstructiveThe 8 Essential Elements“[Digital literacy is] the awareness,attitude and ability of individuals toappropriately use digital tools...in orderto enable constructive social action.” DigEuLit project (2006)
  30. 30. Co CommunicativeThe 8 Essential Elements“Digital literacy must therefore involvea systematic awareness of how digitalmedia are constructed and of theunique rhetorics of interactivecommunication.” Buckingham (2007)
  31. 31. “Modern society is increasingly looking to[people] who can confidently solveproblems and manage their own learningthroughout their lives, the very qualitieswhich ICT supremely is able to promote.” OECD (2001)The 8 Essential Elements CfConfident
  32. 32. “The creative adoption of new technologyrequires teachers who are willing to takerisks... a prescriptive curriculum, routinepractices... and a tight target-settingregime, is unlikely to be helpful.” Conlon & Simpson (2003)The 8 Essential Elements Cr Creative
  33. 33. “Once we see that online texts are notexactly written or spoken, we begin tounderstand that cyberliteracy requires aspecial form of critical thinking.Communication in the online world is notquite like anything else.” Gurak (2001)The 8 Essential Elements Ct Critical
  34. 34. “The ability to understand and make useof ICT - digital literacy - is provingessential to employment success, civicparticipation, accessing entertainment,and education.” Mehlman (2007)The 8 Essential Elements Ci Civic
  35. 35. Cu Cg Cn Co Cultural Cognitive Constructive CommunicativeThe 8 Essential Elementsof Digital Literacies Cf Cr Ct CiConfident Creative Critical Civic
  36. 36. ? ? ? ? ? ? ?s? ? ?? ? ? ? io? n ? ? st ?? ? ? e ? ? ? u ?? Q ? ? ?
  37. 37. 1. Introduction2. Digital Literacies?3. Essential Elements4. Co-constructing definitions5. Web Literacy standard
  38. 38. Cu Cg Cn Co Cultural Cognitive Constructive CommunicativeRank these!Cf Cr Ct CiConfident Creative Critical Civic
  39. 39. Now come up with your own definitionof digital literacy!
  40. 40. ? ? ? ? ? ? ?s? ? ?? ? ? ? io? n ? ? st ?? ? ? e ? ? ? u ?? Q ? ? ?
  41. 41. 1. Introduction2. Digital Literacies?3. Essential Elements4. Co-constructing definitions5. Web Literacy standard
  42. 42. http://mzl.la/weblit
  43. 43. How can we have aSTANDARD?!
  44. 44. Digital Literacies multiple referentsWeb Literacysingle referent
  45. 45. CC BY-NC-SA Tobias MikIt will be co-constructed...
  46. 46. CC BY ogimogi...and reconfigurable
  47. 47. ...and (of course!) use BADGES
  48. 48. Read more about our thinking behind a new, open learning standard for Web Literacy: http://bit.ly/weblitoverview
  49. 49. Come to the next online gathering! Details:http://mzl.la/weblitstd
  50. 50. Thanks!dougbelshaw.commozilla.org

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