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Reframining Digital Literacies: Beyond Flashy, Flimsy and Faddish Models

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Presentation at OEB Shaping the Future Conference, Berlin 8th December, 2018.

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Reframining Digital Literacies: Beyond Flashy, Flimsy and Faddish Models

  1. 1. Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning Dublin City University Berlin, Germany 6th December 2018 Reframining Digital Literacies: Beyond Flashy, Flimsy and Faddish Models
  2. 2. @mbrownz
  3. 3. 2019 Conference Dublin
  4. 4. @WCOL2019
  5. 5. Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning Dublin City University Berlin, Germany 6th December 2018 Reframing Digital Literacies: Beyond Flashy, Flimsy and Faddish Models
  6. 6. The light comes through the gaps https://pixabay.com/en/train-tracks-walking-journey-alone-1081672/ @mbrownz
  7. 7. E
  8. 8. Three Questions
  9. 9. 1. What is digital literacy?
  10. 10. World Economic Forum (2016) https://medium.com/world-economic-forum/8-digital-skills- we-must-teach-our-children-f37853d7221e
  11. 11. ‘You can’t just take something off the shelf and expect it to work just because it looks good’ (Belshaw, 2017)
  12. 12. “As the chapters that follow attest, the most immediately obvious facts about accounts of digital literacy are that there are many of them and that there are significantly different kinds of concepts on offer” (Lankshear & Knobel, 2008, p.2).
  13. 13. Identified over 100 models and frameworks which to greater or lesser extent purport to encapsulate the various dimensions of digital skills, literacies or competencies. http://allaboardhe.org/DSFramework2015.pdf
  14. 14. The literature is “broad and ambiguous, making digital literacy a nebulous area that requires greater clarification and consensus” (Alexander, Adams Becker & Cummins, 2016, p.1). https://www.nmc.org/publication/digital-literacy-an-nmc-horizon-project-strategic-brief/
  15. 15. 15 Sub Elements Digital Capability Framework
  16. 16. http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/JRC101 254/jrc101254_digcomp%202.0%20the%20digital%20competen ce%20framework%20for%20citizens.%20update%20phase%20 1.pdf
  17. 17. http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/JRC101 254/jrc101254_digcomp%202.0%20the%20digital%20competen ce%20framework%20for%20citizens.%20update%20phase%20 1.pdf
  18. 18. 2017 Carretero, S., Vuorikari, R., & Punie, Y. (2017). Available from http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repo sitory/bitstream/JRC106281/web- digcomp2.1pdf_(online).pdf
  19. 19. https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/sites/jrcsh/files /DIGCOMP-FINAL- %20UPDATED%2002-06-2016.pdf What’s the problem?
  20. 20. • Who is telling the story? • What is the story they are telling? • What story isn’t being told? • What’s missing from the story? Begs the question…
  21. 21. For the purpose of this report we define as... “the capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society, with the knowledge that a digital society is ever evolving” (p.18). http://allaboardhe.org/DSFramework2015.pdf
  22. 22. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0025/002590/259013e.pdf
  23. 23. Digital literacies are about critical mindsets rather than merely developing technical skillsets
  24. 24. 2. What is your preferred definition of digital literacies?
  25. 25. 3. What is the relationship between digital literacies and 21st Century skills?
  26. 26. Three final points…
  27. 27. Critical Consumers Critical Citizens RECONCEPTUALIST FRAMEWORK (Delors Report, 1972) LEARNING TO BE LEARNING TO KNOW LEARNING TO DO LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER Critical Thinkers
  28. 28. “Digital literacies should be in the service of big ideas, not as a big idea in itself” (adapted from Barnett, 2011)
  29. 29. Digital citizenship should promote agency that challenges our ideas of what constitutes the “good society” and help shape better futures — for all
  30. 30. Go raibh maith agaibh! Thank you @mbrownz

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