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The Great Digital Literacy Debate: Foresight Symposium

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Introductory slides to the Digital Literacy Symposium at the World Conference on Computers in Education, Dublin, 4th July 2017

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The Great Digital Literacy Debate: Foresight Symposium

  1. 1. WCCE 2017 Dublin, Ireland 4th July 2017 The Great Digital Literacy Debate: Foresight Symposium
  2. 2. @mbrownz Chair in Digital Learning Director, National Institute for Digital Learning
  3. 3. • Over 4000 students • More than 125 full-time staff • Early Childhood to Adult Education • Committed to embedding Digital Learning • Hosts the Lego Education Innovation Studio
  4. 4. DCU All Hallows Campus
  5. 5. 10 DCU Connected Scholarships for Refugees
  6. 6. Professor Deirdre Butler @butlerDee Dr Doug Belshaw @dajbelshaw
  7. 7. Why this debate?
  8. 8. Digital Literacy
  9. 9. 2015 Identified over 100 models and frameworks which to greater or lesser extent purport to encapsulate the various dimensions of digital skills, literacies or competencies.
  10. 10. 2017
  11. 11. “… participating in society,”
  12. 12. “entertainment, etc” “… participating in society,”
  13. 13. For the purpose of this report we can define digital skills, literacies or competencies 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).
  14. 14. Critical Consumers Critical Citizens LEARNING TO BE LEARNING TO KNOW LEARNING TO DO LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER Critical Thinkers Digital literacies are about what it means to be an educated person in the 21st Century
  15. 15. Digital literacies are about our ideas of what constitutes the good society
  16. 16. Professor Deirdre Butler @dutlerDee Dr Doug Belshaw @dajbelshaw
  17. 17. What is digital literacy? What are the essential elements? @dajbelshaw
  18. 18. What does it mean for schools? What are the implications for teacher education? @butlerDee
  19. 19. WCCE 2017 Dublin, Ireland 4th July 2017 The Great Digital Literacy Debate: Foresight Symposium

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