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Preparing for a digital future : JISC

Preparing for a digital future : JISC | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
UK Further and Higher Education are facing the toughest financial constraints for a generation.
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Investing in Digital Literacy through Social Media | Social Media Club

The combination of social media and education requires that we teach students how to become literate in a digital world. The skills of literacy are no longer just about reading and writing, but about abilities that surround our responsibilities as authors.


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Five lessons in bridging the digital divide

Five lessons in bridging the digital divide | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
Three years ago, Knight Foundation set out to find ways to bridge the digital divide in Detroit, a formidable task ...
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e-Skills Are Vital For Digital Inclusion - Video interview with Paul Timmers

Paul Timmers, Director of Directorate ICT addressing Societal Challenges within the European Commission explains the importance of e-Skills relating to digital inclusion.
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Teens, Smartphones & Texting @Amanda_ Lenhart - My Digital Footprint

Teens, Smartphones & Texting @Amanda_ Lenhart - My Digital Footprint | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
Teens Smartphones & TextingAmanda_ Lenhart My Digital Footprint: o The 2011 Teens and Digital Citizenship Survey...
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Teens, Smartphones & Texting | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Texting volume is up while the frequency of voice calling is down. About one in four teens say they own smartphones.
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Will hyperconnected millennials suffer cognitive consequences? (Audio) | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Senior Researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society David Weinberger discussed the future behavior of hyperconnected young adults on Minnesota Public Radio's "The Daily Circuit." A Pew Internet/Elon University survey...
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Digital citizenship, briefly

A brief research-based talk about citizenship in participatory media (EXCELLENT primer/introduction to Digital citizenship!
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FOSI Announces A Platform for Good: Educate About Digital Citizenship and Responsible Technology Use

FOSI Announces A Platform for Good: Educate About Digital Citizenship and Responsible Technology Use | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
FOSI Announces A Platform for Good: Educate About Digital Citizenship and Responsible Technology Use http://t.co/OB2bJPHG...
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Not Being a Troll Isn't Enough: A Handbook to Being a Model Internet Citizen

Not Being a Troll Isn't Enough: A Handbook to Being a Model Internet Citizen | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
The internet gives us all a platform to make our voices heard. That's incredibly powerful, but with that power comes responsibility. That's right, like any citizenship, your internet privileges carry with them responsibilities.
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Get Online Week 2012 – You are invited!

Get Online Week 2012 is a digital inclusion campaign on 26th-30th March in Telecentres: public internet centres in NGOs, libraries & education venues. The campaign is organised by Telecentre-Europe AISBL.
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Danah Boyd: Cracking Teenagers’ Online Codes

Danah Boyd: Cracking Teenagers’ Online Codes | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
Teenagers’ access to the Internet should not be restricted, says an expert on social research who says she benefited from it herself when she was young.
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Social Media Belongs in the Classroom | Digital Citizenship in Schools

Social Media Belongs in the Classroom | Digital Citizenship in Schools | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
Teachers who resist using social media in the classroom are stripping their students of an essential component of their future success.
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Guardian Article #jiscdiglit — Digital Fingerprint

Guardian Article #jiscdiglit — Digital Fingerprint | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
First define what you mean by digital literacy: The definition I most frequently use is this one: digital literacy = digital tool knowledge + critical thinking + social engagement. Then it's worth knowing its main characteristics: ...
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Digital Differences

Digital Differences | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
While the number of Americans who go online has increased substantially over the years, about one-in-five adults still do not use the internet. About half of non-users don’t go online because they don’t think the internet is relevant to them.
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The nine elements of digital citizenship

Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1. Digital Access 2. Digital Commerce 3.

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e-Skills Week 2012 Copenhagen Declaration Launched

DIGITALEUROPE in partnership with European Schoolnet - thirty Ministries of Education - and in collaboration with a number of European e-Skills Week Stakeholders will this year again produce the e-Skills Manifesto: the official publication of the...
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Internet Literacy: The Solution to the Digital Divide?

Internet Literacy: The Solution to the Digital Divide? | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
It is essential that I discuss the digital divide, because most topics of this blog are associated with media convergence that has occurred as a result of the Internet. Many do not yet have the Int...
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Berkman Center releases report on youth and digital media

Berkman Center releases report on youth and digital media | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
Visit the Harvard Law School website to learn more. (Did you know?
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The Digital and Literacy Divides | Infoism

The Digital and Literacy Divides | Infoism | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
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Next step: Crowd-source digital citizenship | NetFamilyNews.org

Next step: Crowd-source digital citizenship | NetFamilyNews.org | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
If we're going to arrive at consensus and widespread adoption of digital citizenship, the discussion has to involve all citizens, especially youth.
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FOSI - European Commission proposes reforms to Data Protection Law

FOSI - European Commission proposes reforms to Data Protection Law | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
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Online Privacy: The Basics of Google’s New Policy | Tech Genial

Google has announced it has a new policy that will take effect March 1.
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What does it mean to be literate in 2012?

What does it mean to be literate in 2012? | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
Teachers need to meet students half way and embrace the changing literacies of a digital age (Teachers must embrace the changing literacies of the digital age to engage and inspire pupils - Guardian comment:
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SOPA & citizenship in a digital age | NetFamilyNews.org

SOPA & citizenship in a digital age | NetFamilyNews.org | Digital & Social Media:Balancing opportunities & risks online | Scoop.it
From citizen lobbyists to citizen regulators, it's only the beginning of citizens young and old exercising their collective powers outfitted with social media.
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