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  1. 1. Bridging the Digital Divide TechNet 2012 Bobbi Newman librarianbyday.net @librarianbyday
  2. 2. Let‟s talk about Digital Natives
  3. 3. Zickuhr, 2011
  4. 4. The Myth of the Digital Native
  5. 5. Being digitally literate is about far more than access to technology, it is about using technology well.
  6. 6. We are floating (or sinking) in a sea of technology.
  7. 7. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler
  8. 8. We are exposed to more mediated messages in one day than our great-grandparents were exposed to in a year -Center for Media Literacy
  9. 9. Digital Literacy
  10. 10. 66 million Americans are without basic digital literacy skills -Usdan 2012
  11. 11. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
  12. 12. Digital Literacy? Media Literacy Visual Literacy Computer Literacy? Technology Literacy? Information Literacy?
  13. 13. Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. -ALA Digital Literacy Taskforce (2011)
  14. 14. A Digitally Literate Person: Possesses the variety of skills – technical and cognitive – required to find, understand, evaluate, create, and communicate digital information in a wide variety of formats -ALA Digital Literacy Taskforce (2011)
  15. 15. A Digitally Literate Person: Is able to use diverse technologies appropriately and effectively to retrieve information, interpret results, and judge the quality of that information -ALA Digital Literacy Taskforce (2011)
  16. 16. A Digitally Literate Person: Understands the relationship between technology, life-long learning, personal privacy, and stewardship of information -ALA Digital Literacy Taskforce (2011)
  17. 17. A Digitally Literate Person: Uses these skills and the appropriate technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, colleagues, family, and on occasion, the general public -ALA Digital Literacy Taskforce (2011)
  18. 18. A Digitally Literate Person: Uses these skills to actively participate in civic society and contribute to a vibrant, informed, and engaged community -ALA Digital Literacy Taskforce (2011)
  19. 19. Rheingold’s Five Literacies
  20. 20. Attention
  21. 21. Participation
  22. 22. Collaboration
  23. 23. Network Smarts
  24. 24. 21st Century Skills Framework – Adapted for Libraries and Museums by Institute of Museum and Library Services
  25. 25. Learning And Innovation
  26. 26. Information, Media, And Technology
  27. 27. Life And Career
  28. 28. 21st Century Themes
  29. 29. Hobb’s Four Components
  30. 30. Tool Skills and Access
  31. 31. Authorship and Creation
  32. 32. Representation
  33. 33. Online social responsibility and digital citizenship
  34. 34. Transliteracy
  35. 35. the 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.
  36. 36. Privacy
  37. 37. Questions? Bobbi Newman bobbi.newman@gmail.com www.librarianbyday.net http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/
  38. 38. References • ALA supports FCC proposal to fund digital literacy training through public libraries. (2012, April 3).District Dispatch. Retrieved from http://www.districtdispatch.org/2012/04/ala- supports-fcc-proposal-to-fund-digital-literacy-training-through-public-libraries/ • Aspen Institute to Advance Recommendations of the Knight Commission. (2010, May 18).Knight Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.knightfoundation.org/press-room/press- release/aspen-institute-to-advance-recommendations-of-the/ • Becker, S., Crandall, M. D., Fisher, K. E., Kinney, B., Landry, C., & Rocha, A. (2010). Opportunity for American Library Association. (2011). The state of America's libraries: A report from the American Library Association. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. Retrieved from http://ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/mediapresscenter/americaslibraries2011/state_of_ameri cas_libraries_report_2011.pdf • Clochesy, J. M. (2008). The experience of diversity by generation: how to bridge the differences. Diversity Factor, 16(4), 1 • Dempsey, B. (2007). What boomers want. Library Journal, 132(12), 36-39. • DiMaggio, P., & Hargittai, E. (2001). From the „digital divide‟ to „digital inequality‟: Studying internet use as penetration increases. Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University: Center for the Arts and Cultural Policy Studies. • Elmore, L. (2010). Generation gaps. Women In Business, 62(2), 8. • Federal Communications Commission. (2010). Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan. Washington, D.C: Federal Communications Commission. • Fox, A. (2011). Mixing it up. HR Magazine, 56(5), 22.
  39. 39. References • Genachowski, J. (2011, November). FCC & “Connect to Compete” tackle barriers to broadband adoption, Face Sheet for Chairman Genachowski Remarks on Broadband Adoption, Speech presented in Washington, D.C. Retrieved from http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-310924A1.pdf • Gilbert, J. (2011). The millennials: a new generation of employees, a new set of engagement policies. Ivey Business Journal, 75(5), 26. • Hoffman, J., Bertot, J. C., Davis, D. M., & Clark, L. (2011). Libraries connect communities: public library funding & technology access study 2010-2011. Chicago: American Library Association. Retrieved from http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/857ea9fd. • Institute of Museum and Library Services (2009). Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills (IMLS- 2009-NAI-01). Washington, D.C. Retrieved from http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/21stCenturySkills.pdf • Jenkins, H., Clinton, K., Purushotma, R., Robison, A., & Weigel, M. (2006). Confronting the challenges of participatory culture: Media education for the 21st century. Retrieved from http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C- E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF • Johnson, L. (2010). Resolving Intergenerational Workplace Conflict. Baseline, (107), 17. • Jones, C., Ramanau, R., Cross, S., & Healing, G. (2010). Net generation or Digital Natives: Is there a distinct new generation entering university? Computers & Education, 54(3), 722–732. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.09.022 • Lancaster, L.C., (2003). The click and clash of generations. Library Journal, 36-39. • Lippincott, J. K. (2007). Student Content Creators: Convergence of Literacies. EDUCAUSE Review, 42(6), 16–17. • Margaryan, A., Littlejohn, A., & Vojt, G. (2011). Are digital natives a myth or reality ? University students ‟ use of digital technologies. Computers & Education, 56(2), 429–440. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2010.09.004 • McCarty, M. (2011). Welcome to the new world of work. Officepro, 71(5), 34. • O'Donovan, E. (2009). Managing generational diversity. District Administration, 45(8), 68. • Pita, K. (2012). Five Generations in the Workplace. Fairfield County Business Journal, 48(8), 27. • Prenksy, M. (2001), “Digital natives, digital immigrants”, On the Horizon, Vol. 9 No. 5, pp. 1-6.
  40. 40. References • Rheingold, H. (2012). Net smart: How to thrive online. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. • Richtel, M. (2012, May 29). Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era. New York Times Online. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/us/new-digital-divide-seen-in-wasting-time- online.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all) • Saveri, A., Rheingold, H., & Vian, K. (2005). Technologies of cooperation. Palo Alto CA. Retrieved from http://www.rheingold.com/cooperation/Technology_of_cooperation.pdf • Selwyn, N. (2009). The digital native – myth and reality. Aslib Proceedings, 61(4), 364–379. doi:10.1108/00012530910973776 • Tennant, R. (2010, September 29). Managing Personal Change. Digital Libraries, Library Journal. Retrieved from http://blog.libraryjournal.com/tennantdigitallibraries/2010/09/29/managing-personal- change/ • The Knight Commision on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. (2009). Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age. Washington, DC: The Aspen Institute. • Thoman, E., Jolls, T., & Center for Media Literacy. (2008).Literacy for the 21st century: An overview and orientation guide to media literacy education. Santa Monica, CA: Center for Media Literacy. • Usdan, J. (2012, July 23). FCC Chairman Announces Jobs-Focused Digital Literacy Partnership Between Connect2Compete and the 2,800 American Job Centers. Broadband.gov. Retrieved from http://blog.broadband.gov/?entryId=1718810 • Why Broadband Service in the U.S. Is So Awful. (2010).Scientific American. Retrieved from http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=competition-and-the-internet • Williamson, K. (2009). Creating the new village green: the impact of the retirement of the baby boomers on the public library. Aplis, 22(2), 83-88. • Zickuhr, K. (2010). Generations 2010. Washington, D.C: Pew Research Center‟s Internet and American Life Project. • Zickuhr, K. (2011). Generations and their gadgets. English. Washington, D.C: Pew Research Center‟s Internet and American Life Project. • Zickuhr, K., & Smith, A. (2012). Digital differences. Washington, D.C: Pew Research Center‟s Internet and American Life Project.

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