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The presentation discusses emerging literacies and argues that school curriculum mus tbe revised to teach students to manage information, make meaning from multimodal text and represent knowledge and information. The session also introduces an idea of social networking literacy.

The presentation discusses emerging literacies and argues that school curriculum mus tbe revised to teach students to manage information, make meaning from multimodal text and represent knowledge and information. The session also introduces an idea of social networking literacy.

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New Literacy in the Web 2.0 World

  1. 1.   Literacy in the Web 2.0 World (New Literacy) Daniel Churchill Background image source: Flickr by Noah Sussman This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Hong Kong License
  2. 2. Welcome! Dr. Daniel Churchill Room 116, Runme Shaw Building The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong Email: [email_address] Web: http://www.learnactivity.com Tel: +852 28591141
  3. 3. <ul><li>20 Year Ego </li></ul><ul><li>No Internet </li></ul><ul><li>No Windows </li></ul><ul><li>No many computers around </li></ul><ul><li>No MP player </li></ul><ul><li>No Digital Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>No PNP, no Nintendo </li></ul><ul><li>No Blogs, Youtube, Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>No many other artifacts that are part students’ life today </li></ul>Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/futurestreet/
  4. 4. Central Thesis <ul><li>Emerging technologies create new possibilities, practices and demands </li></ul><ul><li>These challenge traditional conception of ‘a literate person’ while making outdated what is traditionally taught in schools </li></ul><ul><li>‘Literacy’ as in the ‘new literacy’ is a metaphor for essential abilities required today to shape and communicate meanings, develop oneself, and participate in a society. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Other Emerging Literacies? <ul><li>Health Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Human Conditions Literacy </li></ul>
  6. 7. Levels of New Literacy
  7. 8. What is Web 2.0? Blog Wiki Podcast RSS Feeds Video Sharing Social Bookmarking Social Networking Workspaces Portfolios Mobile W2 Google Docs Flickr Youtube Twitter Ning Facebook MySpace Zoho Blogger Technorati Bloglines Diigo YakPak Teacher Tube Delicious Hi5 Picasa Wikipedia Google Earth Skype Ebay Amazon Odeo … Web2.0 as a metaphor, a paradigm shift, a new popular culture (cyberculture)
  8. 9. Web 2.0 <ul><li>User control of information </li></ul><ul><li>Web as a point of presence </li></ul><ul><li>Web as a social environments </li></ul><ul><li>Web as a platform </li></ul><ul><li>New forms of expressions </li></ul><ul><li>Read more at http://docs.google.com/View?id=dcvb5vzv_571dtmscxhp </li></ul>
  9. 10. Important Areas <ul><li>Managing Information – harvesting, searching, digging, leveraging collective intelligence, community plumbing, bookmarking, tagging, subscribing </li></ul><ul><li>Consuming information – visual, multimodal, interactive, using tools </li></ul><ul><li>Designing information – blogging, digital storytelling, copyright awareness, representing, authoring, mashing </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Literacy </li></ul>
  10. 11. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/
  11. 12. Growth of Information <ul><li>Google trillionth addresses http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/23/technology/internet/23search.html?_r=2 </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your tube videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr Images, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarks, Slides, Voicethreads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other stuff (podcasts, mindmaps, cartoons, items for sale) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 1b Internet users (300m in China, 170m mobile internet users) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/world/asia/15beijing.html?_r=3&ref=technology </li></ul>
  12. 16. Information Seeking Strategies <ul><ul><li>Google classroom posters: http://www.google.com/educators/posters.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google lesson plans: http://www.google.com/educators/activities.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Google Searches: Blog Search, Books and Scholar </li></ul></ul>
  13. 20. http://risal.cite.hku.hk
  14. 21. Information Seeking Strategies <ul><li>And there is more, e.g., </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Search http://www.eyeplorer.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki search engine: http://www.qwika.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search for mind maps: http://www.mindmapsearch.org/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search with other devices </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 22. Managing Information Profiling and subscribing for information…
  16. 23. Multimodal Information <ul><li>Traditional literacy focuses on R-W-S-L (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) </li></ul><ul><li>New literacy expands this to include Viewing and Representing through ‘multimodal text’ </li></ul>
  17. 24. Multimodal Text Source http://www.albertocairo.com/jomc/projects/lindsay1.html
  18. 25. META INFORMATION Source: http://newsmap.jp/
  19. 27. Pop-up Books http://www.robertsabuda.com/
  20. 32. WebQuests and ActiveLessons <ul><li>http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/oceanpollution/ </li></ul>
  21. 33. Minard’s Map
  22. 34. Minard’ Map – Interactivity and Visualization
  23. 35. Interactivity <ul><li>Contemporary technology brings visualization to much higher level by enabling interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, through technology it is possible to create dynamic and animated displays and to add other modalities such as audio. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, meta-information extends meanings </li></ul>
  24. 36. Growth of Digital Information
  25. 37. Creating Digital Content <ul><li>Blogs (e.g., Blogger ) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikies (e.g., Wikispaces ) </li></ul><ul><li>Web-as-a-platform applications (e.g., GoogleDocs ) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting (e.g., Gcast ) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling (e.g., Voicethread ) </li></ul><ul><li>Mashing -- Mixing and re-mixing existing resources and media to create new resources </li></ul>
  26. 39. Remixing <ul><li>Why is the Rum Gone? – Remix http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImcvtJzIK8&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>The Dark Night (Batman) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sYBqhOEdRQ&feature=related </li></ul>
  27. 40. Copyright in Digital Age <ul><li>Traditional copyright? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is copyright important in the digital age? </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul>
  28. 42. Social Networking Literacy
  29. 43. Source: Gauravonomics from Flickr. Data from Wave 3 of the Power of the People Social Media Tracker by Universal McCann
  30. 44. Mobile Phones Source: https://digitalcommons.georgetown.edu/blogs/isdyahoofellow/category/bric/page/2/
  31. 45. Bullying <ul><li>Name-calling, spreading rumors, excluding people and turning someone’s friends against them, abusive messages, racist comments, gender and sexual orientation comments (e.g., calling someone a homosexual), etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Last year 69% of young people said they'd been bullied… but </li></ul><ul><li>In a survey 83% of teachers said they hadn't seen bullying in the last 12 months Source: National Bullying Survey 2006 </li></ul>
  32. 46. Example <ul><li>Thirteen-year-old suffered from cyber bullying for six months. She said: &quot;They were making me feel alone, like I had nobody, making me feel worthless. They dedicated whole web pages about how much they hated me and a couple of hate mail sites… I even thought about taking my own life because I thought I had nothing to live for.” Source BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/health/newsid_7921000/7921500.stm </li></ul>
  33. 47. Let’s check these… <ul><li>You newer know who you are chatting to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZHq4CQekTY </li></ul><ul><li>Also check Megan Meier Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw2FG-Fwpek&feature=related </li></ul>
  34. 48. Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4961768.stm
  35. 49. Social Networking Literacy <ul><li>Ability to interact with other is cyberspace in specific ways that are ethical, beneficial to other and beneficial to self. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing strategic alliances and engaging in uses of collaborative tools </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of dangerous as well as responsibilities, knowledge of socially acceptable behavior in cyberspace </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding privacy issues </li></ul>
  36. 50. Modified image from : http://www.cameraposition.com/archives/77
  37. 51. 21 st century learning
  38. 52. Focus Questions? <ul><li>What are roles of teacher librarians in promoting integration of new literacies in the curriculum? </li></ul>Source: http://bivdu.blogspot.com/2009/03/english-is-based-on-26-characters.html

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