21st Century Fluencies: What it takes to live, learn, and lead in the digital realm


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21st Century Fluencies: What it takes to live, learn, and lead in the digital realm

  1. 1. 21st Century FluenciesWhat itTakes toLive, Learn,and Lead inthe DigitalRealmGail Matthews-DeNataleNortheasternUniversity
  2. 2. Agenda Case Study: Simmons College Recent National Developments Implications for Framingham State
  3. 3. What do we mean by“information literacy” and “technology fluency”?That’s where Simmons began in 2005
  4. 4. Case Study 2006 2008 Case Making Implementing• FIT Task Force • SATV• Model • Fluency • Incoming • First Assessment Assessment• Rubric • Results Established z as Priority • iComp Resource Presented to Faculty • iComp Workshops 2004-5 2007 • FIT Course Forming Prioritizing Simmons College, Boston
  5. 5. 2004-5 Forming Technology Media Literacy• Information Storage • Semiotics / Linguistics and Retrieval • Art / Media Studies• Systems, Abstraction, • Communications and Modeling• Algorithmic thinking • Philosophy/Ethics• Security/ • Cultural Studies Privacy • Anthropology •Education •Sociology Information Literacy • Information Science • Information Architecture • Intellectual Property • Online Research
  6. 6. 2004-5 Rubric Intellectual Capabilities  Personal  Interpersonal  Professional  Societal Concepts Skills
  7. 7. 2006 Case Making You are doing background research for a science project. In addition to perusing library sources, you decide to go online to see whats available. 56605040 34 29 26302010 0 Selected Fake Site (incorrect) Selected NSF (correct) Selected NSF for Appropriate Not Sure Reasons
  8. 8. 2006 Case MakingOnly 24% Selected theAppropriate Site for theCorrect Reasons
  9. 9. 2007 Prioritizing Discipline- specific technologies Student Innovation and Learning fluency emerging technologies Faculty environmentsShared Learning fluency Roles & rewards learning Online management systemAcademic and distance educationTechnologyVision
  10. 10. 2007 Prioritizing Student Faculty fluencyShared fluency Roles & rewardsAcademicTechnologyVision
  11. 11. 2008 ImplementingIs this your first year as anundergraduate student?Then your iComps are rightaround the corner in March. What can you do to prepare? Learn at your own pace in Simmons eLearning (IT 001 iComps) or sign up for workshops to help you prepare for the exam.
  12. 12. Biggest Challenge: Assessment When we cannot measure what is important, we make important what we can measure.
  13. 13. Simmons Was 2005-2008This is Now
  14. 14. You are part of a committeecharged with developing a FITframework for your institution What should be included?
  15. 15. What the Pundits Say“These days, if you don’thave ADD you’re notpaying attention …‘attention’ is the newlimited resource.”But “Change is not athreat — it’s a thing ofwonder.” Jason Silva
  16. 16. Many Challenges PersistSource Credibility Animal Planet “Documentary” Aquatic Ape Theory
  17. 17. Many Challenges PersistSource Credibility Animal Planet “Documentary” Aquatic Ape Theory
  18. 18. Many Challenges PersistOne in ten peoplebelieve the world willcome to an end on12/21/12 (Reuters).“There are literallythousands of websitesand YouTube videosthat say the world willend, and only two orthree say its a hoax.”
  19. 19. Many Challenges PersistSome of them are very cleverabout it. They take myvideos that begin with theNASA logo, chop that off, andput it at the beginning oftheir video with the headline"NASA confirms the end ofthe world." - David Morrison
  20. 20. The Conundrum In order to be visually literate, we need to be media literate. In a cyberculture world that couples globally-connected social networking with transmedia,Source: Visual Literacy, Cyberculture & Educationhttp://visuallit.wordpress.com perhaps we need to reconsider the idea of literacy itself.
  21. 21. One Big ThinkerPlayPerformanceSimulationVisualization Appropriation Transmedia Navigation Distributed Cognition Collective Intelligence Judgment Multitasking Networking Negotiation Henry Jenkins
  22. 22. Another Big ThinkerAttentionParticipationCollaborationNetwork awarenessCritical consumption(a.k.a. crap detection) Howard Rheingold
  23. 23. Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)P21’s Four Cs• Critical thinking & problem solving• Creativity & innovation• Communication• Collaboration
  24. 24. Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)Information LiteracyTechnologyFluencyAre Key
  25. 25. You are part of a committeecharged with developing a FIT initiative for your institution How would you proceed? What should be included?