Digital Literacy


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Digital Literacy

  1. 1. Digital Literacy in a 2.0 World Created by Kyle Jones of Elmhurst Col!ege (2007) Edited and Modified by: Victor Castilla
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Defining literacy and digital literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Why we are refocusing on digital literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Ask yourself these questions <ul><li>How might “this” work or not work? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How might “this” benefit me? </li></ul><ul><li>How might “this” add to my instruction? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is literacy? <ul><li>What do we consider to be the main characteristics of literacy? </li></ul><ul><li>How do doctors obtain these skills? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Literacy meanings <ul><li>Able to read and write </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy is deliberately taught and consciously and deliberately learned. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Then, what is digital literacy? <ul><li>What are its defining characteristics? </li></ul><ul><li>How do they differ from the traditional views of literacy? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Digital Literacy <ul><li>Digital literacy is &quot;the ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers&quot; ( 1 ) </li></ul><ul><li>1. Gilster, Paul. Digital Literacy .  New York: Wiley and Computer Publishing, 1997. p. 1. </li></ul>
  8. 8. But are doctors tech-savvy?
  9. 9. Tech savvy versus digitally literate <ul><li>We need to reconsider our wording, our definitions. </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the difference here? </li></ul>
  10. 10. What if we don’t adapt? <ul><li>“ If doctors are prepared only for the foundational literacies of book, paper, and pencil technologies, they will be unprepared for a future in which the new literacies are required by new information and communication technologies.” </li></ul><ul><li>(1, Karchmer et al. pg. 1) </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is the reason for a new or revised focus on digital literacy?
  12. 12. The changing digital environment <ul><li>Technology has shifted from the personal experience to the community experience. </li></ul><ul><li>To share our lives, our knowledge, our experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a societal shift, not a niche phenomenon. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Web 2.o at a glimpse <ul><li>Communication and collaboration via: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>audio (podcasts) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video (YouTube) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>text (blogs, wikis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>folksonomies (tagging @, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscription content (RSS) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Web 2.o at a glimpse <ul><li>Aesthetics and experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How does it look? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did you enjoy your time at the site? </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Are you Digital Literate?
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