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21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates

21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it

Our students need to be comfortable with the information technologies that are inextricably linked to the 21st century skills the work place requires, and teachers need to help pave the way.


Via Nik Peachey
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Jean-Claude Domenjoz's curator insight, November 14, 2013 10:19 PM

Liste des compétences:

http://www.imls.gov/about/21st_century_skills_list.aspx

 

VISUAL LITERACY

Demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate, and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made

 

Peter Evans's curator insight, November 26, 2013 5:47 AM

I'd suggest a lot of the more innovative university programmes are already doing much of what is suggested here. One thing to emphasise is supporting students to use digital tools specifically for learning as they generally already know how to use these tools. In otherwords, while students may often be digitally competent, they are often less digitally literate in terms of learning processes. Also, what refer to PDAs - surely old tech?

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:14 PM

Sound advice for teachers to incorprate these core competencies in their teaching programmes.

 

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Open Badges Directory

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Digital badger search engine
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Beware the overshare

Social media can violate client confidentiality.
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Particularly of interest for those in fields of health (inc mental health)
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DigiLit Leicester: 2014 Survey Results

DigiLit Leicester: 2014 Survey Results | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
The DigiLit Leicester project is a two year collaboration between Leicester City Council, De Montfort University and 23 secondary and SEN schools. Leicester’s secondary schools collectively support...
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Results from 2 project with Leicester council 

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Apple quiet on iCloud exploit after celebrity nudes leak (Wired UK)

Apple quiet on iCloud exploit after celebrity nudes leak (Wired UK) | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
A slew of private photos belonging to celebrities were leaked on the internet yesterday, supposedly due to a security flaw in Apple's iCloud that was exploited by hackers
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More about securing your data rather than system failure
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iPhone ATM PIN code hack- HOW TO PREVENT - YouTube

iPhone ATM PIN code hack- HOW TO PREVENT - YouTube | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
This is a new way for bad guys to steal your ATM pin code using an iPhone without you noticing at all BUT there is a really simple way to prevent it from hap...
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Another one for my digital literacies talk on safety and security - thermal imaging 

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Textbooks, tech, and social media: What do students prefer? [Infographic]

Textbooks, tech, and social media: What do students prefer? [Infographic] | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
Recent reports from CampusBooks.com and Uversity detail the ever-changing demands of today's students.
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Useful to measure university activity against this survey

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Fiona Handley's curator insight, August 30, 2:11 AM

Worth thinking about!

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PhD Talk: 5 Ways to Use Social Media as a Professor or Graduate student

PhD Talk: 5 Ways to Use Social Media as a Professor or Graduate student | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
Social media for researchers
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Great article with some useful tips - will use as a resource for my sessions on online identity
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Wi-Fi Turbocharge: The Future of Connectivity

Wi-Fi Turbocharge: The Future of Connectivity | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
The latest wireless networking standard… is revving its engine.
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The Internet of things. Kind of like a 101 of everything you might be interested in. Implications here for digital Literacies - security comes to mind.
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I Sent You My Resume; Why Haven’t You Called?

I Sent You My Resume; Why Haven’t You Called? | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
Technology has drastically changed the selection process. Back in 2000, only 22% of resumes were received via email or posted on the web. In 2014, over 90% of
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Robots filtering job applicants - another digital literacy skill

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Anatomy of a Killer Cover Letter | Squawkfox

Anatomy of a Killer Cover Letter | Squawkfox | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
Learn the anatomy of killer cover letters and write your best cover letters ever. Get cover letter tips, killer cover letter examples, and cover letter
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Addtional tips for cover letters

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The Art of Online Portraiture

The Art of Online Portraiture | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
An expert on social-media sites offers advice on posting the best profile picture.
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Great article and useful info re Linkedin profiles.

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8 Best Tools and Tricks for Designers

8 Best Tools and Tricks for Designers | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
The Webby Awards combed the depths of the Web to find eight of the best apps, sites, and plug-ins to assist you in all your designing endeavors.
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nice list - something to keep on your 'in case you need it' list
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9 Outstanding Apps for Adding Text to Your Photos

9 Outstanding Apps for Adding Text to Your Photos | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
Text on images — that’s the idea behind messaging, poster art, greeting cards and scenic displays. And font freaks (you know who you are) will always be on the lookout... Keep reading →
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Great set of tools to play with to add text
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Pearson study: Students see tablets as transformative to higher ed [Infographic]

Pearson study: Students see tablets as transformative to higher ed [Infographic] | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
Still, almost twice as many students use laptops regularly compared to tablets.
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Survey of college students beliefs and use of tech
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3 Ways Colleges Use Snapchat (Yes, Snapchat) – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

3 Ways Colleges Use Snapchat (Yes, Snapchat) – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
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Publications, Presentations, Interviews

Publications, Presentations, Interviews | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott Selected Publications, Presentations, and Interviews
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Set of publications from Joan Lippincott relates to Multi media learning fir students
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‘How to tame your troll’ only really works if you’re Mary Beard

‘How to tame your troll’ only really works if you’re Mary Beard | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
Hadley Freeman: Online abuse can’t be controlled by those on the receiving end of it any more than rape can. After all, who’s culpable here?
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Dealing with Trolls (if you're Mary Beard)
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Hyperlapse from Instagram

Hyperlapse from Instagram | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
Get Hyperlapse from Instagram on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Cool app to add video on instagram - steady hands not required for this timelapse video tool with automatically steady it for you. 

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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.
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Really useful article with links - practical uses explained
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Versal

Versal | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
One idea can launch a million more
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Create courses - looks like fun and I think with the right structure (by that I mean some understanding of what outcomes are and how to attain them) this could a wonderful way of creating online content.  

 

I will have a play.  

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Save Our Inboxes! Adopt the Email Charter!

Save Our Inboxes! Adopt the Email Charter! | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
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Fun email etiquette - some of which is quite useful

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Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge.

Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge. | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
Know or die: risk and opportunity of Knowledge 2.0
“And the web stormed the enterprise and disrupted roles, tasks and jobs: it cast speed, openness, flexibility and efficiency throughout, sparing no business processes: manufacturing, logistic, accounting, customer relation management, lead generation…”
The digital mutation is also profoundly disrupting how knowledge is acquired, organized and shared. Knowledge is an intangible, yet strategic asset of any enterprise. With businesses becoming more virtual and dematerialized, its value is patently and rapidly growing. Continue reading →
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Adapt or die!  Excellent article with some completely relevant points for organisations - namely adapt or die to meet the needs of the time in which they exist.  Don't try and live in the past - doing what you;ve always done isn't progress. 

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Writing the Dreaded Cover Letter

Writing the Dreaded Cover Letter | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
Even confident job seekers find cover letters daunting.
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Useful for Employability chat re #sotondiglit

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Why every tech obsessive needs to watch "Black Mirror"

Why every tech obsessive needs to watch "Black Mirror" | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
As tech companies continue to aggregate more and more power, we've seen a healthy dose of criticism arise to help steady the scales. Much of that criticism, however, focuses on young founders actin...
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Managing your online identity.  One of the fundamental digital Literacies. This series looks like it could be a useful piece for supporting flipped sessions on online skills.

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16 Things You Can Do Right Now to Prevent Your Identity Being Stolen

16 Things You Can Do Right Now to Prevent Your Identity Being Stolen | Digital Literacies information sources | Scoop.it
Here's 16 things you can do right now to prevent your identity being stolen as a result of fraud, scams, theft or viruses.
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Stephanie Georgiadis's curator insight, August 25, 3:30 AM

1. There are many ways you can prevent your identity being stolen and on they web page it gives you 16 things you can do to prevent it from happening. This website not only gives you tips but you can also click on the learn more buttons and it gives you more information about identity theft and the types that can occur.