Contemporary Literacy Presented by David Warlick The Landmark Project http://davidwarlick.com/ Zer-Aviv, Mushon. "Digital Divide." Mushon's Photostream. 15 Oct 2006. 30 May 2007 <http://flickr.com/photos/mushon/270775337/>.
Opening facts May 11 Orders for Halo 3 hit 4.5 million. ..and it isn’t even released yet! 67 Million user (2006) 250,000 new members a day Almost 7 million residents $1/4 Million transactions a day The Information Landscape that we use is changing!
Beginning! I learned in the 1980s that what made these new technologies so special was that they were machines that you operated by communicating with them! What I learned later, was that it was actually that these machines gave us new ways to communicate with each other!
21st Century Learning? <ul><li>How many of you learned one? </li></ul><ul><li>How many of you learned a wrong one? </li></ul>Marie Curie Sigmund Freud Albert Einstein My Grandmother? Margaret Mead How, and how well, do we learn from each other?
http://labs.digg.com/swarm/ Information is dynamic. It is made for conversation.
Heidigoseek, "AADL - New Books." Heidigoseek's Photostream . 20 Mar 2006. 13 Nov 2006 <http://flickr.com/photos/heidigoseek/115581765/>. Althouse, Ann. "September 11th News." Ann Althouse's Photostream . 11 Sep 2005. 13 Nov 2006 <http://flickr.com/photos/althouse/42300120/>. Who do? we trust? The source that warns us, or the source that seems more interested in protecting its own authority? No answer! Just a good question?
<ul><li>Find it – in a digital networked landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Decode it – regardless of the format </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate it – to determine its value </li></ul><ul><li>Organize it – into personal digital libraries </li></ul>Reading » Exposing
Reading » Exposing When there’s too much information to search through -- then we need to learn to train the information to find us! RSS
It’s not just reading the information… It’s exposing information!
Arithmetic » Employing Arithmetic is about making numbers tell their story. When all information is made of numbers, then arithmetic becomes so much more.
Writing » Expressing Remixing content to communicate -- to express ideas compellingly?
Writing » Expressing Anderson, Chris. "The Long Tail." WIRED Magazine Oct 2004. 17 Mar 2005 <http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.10/tail.html>. What are we depriving our children of by not teaching them from the long tail?
It’s not just about writing… It’s about expressing ideas compellingly!
Ethics Ethics Ethics <ul><li>Spam cost the world $50 billion dollars in 2005 (U.S. $19b). </li></ul><ul><li>Expected to double in 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the Copenhagen Consensus We could bring HIV/AIDS under control for less than $35 billion. </li></ul>Jennings, Richi. “Spam and Other Email Threats: Market and Technology Update.” Ferris Research. 8 Jun 2007. Ferris Research. 9 Jun 2007 <http://www.ferris.com/>. Kerr, Roger. “Hard-Hedaded Spending Decisions not Cold-Hearted.” BusinessROUNDTABLE. 2 Jul 2004. New Zealand Business Roundtable. 9 Jun 2007 <http://www.nzbr.org.nz/documents/articles/articles-2004/040702Copenhagen.htm>
Ethics Ethics Ethics <ul><li>Seek truth and express it </li></ul><ul><li>To minimize harm </li></ul><ul><li>To be accountable </li></ul><ul><li>To respect and protect the information infrastructure </li></ul>
Ethics <ul><li>Who’s Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>I worried about making my students’ developing language skills available to a wider audience – but I needn't have. They are developing their own voice and with it a greater degree of responsibility Paul Harrington </li></ul>
The Nature of Information is Changing <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Arithmetic </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Exposing </li></ul><ul><li>Employing </li></ul><ul><li>Expressing </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul>
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