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The fame monster: Lady Gaga, social media and online reputation

"Do we really need measures of online reputation? Can our worth be measured by the amount of Twitter followers we have or by how many +1s we receive on Google+?

 

Klout, Peerindex and other social reputation measuring sites are constantly bombarding web users with statistics about their 'true reach', 'amplification' and 'influence'. It all sounds very grand. And yet what is the actual value of these metrics? What does it mean that I currently have a Klout score of 60? This number is calculated among other things, on an analysis of my recent web activity on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ over the last 90 days."

 

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High-tech vs. no-tech: D.C. area schools take opposite approaches to education

High-tech vs. no-tech: D.C. area schools take opposite approaches to education | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
At one institution, students are constantly connected. At another, educators prefer to be off the grid.
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A History of Digital Literacy in the UK and EU

A (brief!) history of digital literacy inthe UK and the EU Tabetha Newman Sarah Payton April 2012

 

PowerPoints from the recent JISC webinar with detailed notes

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Government inquiry into digital literacy welcomed | Voxy.co.nz

The 2020 Communications Trust has welcomed the opportunity to present its views to the select committee inquiry into 21st century learning environments and digital literacy. The deadline for submissions to the select committee is on Friday 11 May.
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Augmenting reality - Digital Literacy @ University of Worcester

Augmenting reality - Digital Literacy @ University of Worcester | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"I’ve been thinking about augmented reality a lot lately. I certainly feel as if it is the next “thing”, augmented reality seems to be popping up everywhere these days. The Horizon report says that it thinks augmented reality will be one of the next big technologies.


At the end of April the ICTmagic blog wrote this post on The Rise of Augmented Reality in Education. Lots here to read about and to try out – I like the explanation of augmented reality by Commoncraft but it was created in 2010 and things have moved on really quickly. The glasses talked about in the Commoncraft video already exist. Do go and try out some of the apps suggested in the blog. I’d love to know how you get on – create a video of your achievements and I’ll post it here"

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[RECORDING] Mozilla and web literacies : JISC e-Learning Programmes

[RECORDING] Mozilla and web literacies : JISC e-Learning Programmes | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"Last Friday we were privileged to have Erin Knight and Michelle Levesque from Mozilla run a free, public webinar as part of the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme.


In addition to being able to watch the recording within Blackboard Collaborate, we’ve also exported the webinar as video and audio files along with the chat transcript. Please do let us know if you find them useful!"

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Blended Classrooms - The Flipped Classroom

Blended Classrooms - The Flipped Classroom | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The flipped classroom is an exciting new instructional approach. As it is relatively new, much of the information about it only is available in the popular press. Little research can be found.


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JISC RSC NW > Want your learners to be more independent? To think more critically?

JISC RSC NW > Want your learners to be more independent? To think more critically? | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Want your learners to be more independent? To think more critically?

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Stockport Training for Business 1st Floor, Wellington House, St Thomas Place, Stockport College, Stockport SK1 3UQ

Brief details

Help learners in the transition to - and survival in - HE and the workplace: an event exploring collaborative approaches and strategies to independent learning that are supported by the use of technology.

Who is it for?   

Teaching practitioners, librarians and managers.

What is it about?

It's about exploring your own ideas to support your learners' development.

The invited speakers will share their experiences to spark your thinking about your own context. A central theme will be offering support for your own actions and planning.

Presenters

Deborah Millar and Joanna Neil, Blackburn College - Using Social Networking: more than engagement, a valuable research tool that fosters enquiry, collaboration and analytical thinking.
Neil Borg, West Cheshire College - Blogging for teaching and assessment. 
Jane Secker, LSE and Emma Coonan, University of Cambridge - A new curriculum for information literacy  (ANCIL).
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Digital technologies and the tensions between research and teaching

Digital technologies and the tensions between research and teaching | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

At Cardiff University, the Digidol team are investigating how what they call "digital literacy" can be embedded in all staff and students across all levels and areas of the university. The project is one of 12 being funded at different institutions by JISC, an expert on information and digital technologies for education and research, and I interviewed members of the team for one of a series of podcasts for the organisation recently.

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JISC RSC > Digital Literacies for New FE and Skill Sector Teachers

JISC RSC > Digital Literacies for New FE and Skill Sector Teachers | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

The event is based on getting to grips with technology over four broad themes…


Developing personal learning environments
Engagement and inclusion
eAssessment
Evaluation of online resources

 

The programme will include…
A presentation: Become Self-starting in Digital Literacy
Case studies from new teaching staff on how they embraced the use of technology
Workshops that facilitate building skills directly related to the four themes
The chance to meet peers and discuss the opportunities and challenges of using technology in education

 

There is no attendance charge for the event which will be held in Preston on 25th April 2012 09:30-16:00 - Lunch will be provided.


For full details and a booking link visit the JISC RSC-NW event page here:
http://www.jiscrsc.ac.uk/northwest/events/2012/april/digital-literacies-for-new-fe-and-skill-sector-teachers.aspx

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Digital Literacy & Common Core

Digital Literacy & Common Core | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Earlier this week I happened to overhear a conversation about digital literacy and the Common Core. The person asking the question was curious what exactly the Common Core Standards said about digital literacy. As I listened to the conversation unfold I found a group of smart, passionate educators focusing all of their attention on access to digital tools. 

 

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Meeting Exeter Cascade’s Interns | Digitally Ready

Meeting Exeter Cascade’s Interns | Digitally Ready | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Over the last couple of days we have been meeting with the other projects in our ‘cluster’ funded by the JISC’s Developing Digital Literacies programme; Bath’s Professionalism in the Digital Environment (PriDE), Oxford Brookes’ Institutional Student ePioneer Partnerships (InStePP) and Exeter’s Cascading Research-like Digital Literacy Skills at Exeter (CASCADE).

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On Digital Literacy - Professor Anthony Finkelstein - UCL

"...It should also provide some conceptual understanding to allow digital citizens to understand and fix simple problems and identify more complex ones...

 

...Digital literacy must include an understanding of the regulatory, economic and business structures of the digital world. Critically, digitally literate consumers should be able to recognise 'experts' or 'digital professionals' and communicate with them."

 

Anthony Finkelstein
Professor of Software Systems Engineering & Dean of Engineering Sciences at UCL.

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A definition of digital competence, Tabetha Newman | Timmus Limited

A definition of digital competence, Tabetha Newman | Timmus Limited | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

I was asked to give my definition of digital literacy (what the EU calls “digital competence”). After reviewing all that reading, previous digital literacy work, blog posts and your helpful comments this is what I came up with:

 

“A digitally competent person has effective ICT skills, an ability to critically evaluate information, and social awareness. That is to say, they can use the most common technologies to safely find and/or publish digital resources, commonly via the internet. They can critically evaluate what they find, remembering that people and knowledge – even with good intention – can be fallible. They understand internet ‘etiquette’, and consider the appropriateness, consequences and longevity of information before broadcasting information online.”

 

Tabetha Newman

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Investing in Digital Literacy through Social Media | Social Media Club

The insertion of social media in education has the potential to advance core aims of our society: to teach students how to engage with their families, neighbors, and communities in a new way.

 

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.

 

In Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action, researcher Renee Hobbs offers that digital and media literacy is constructed of five crucial abilities:

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JISC Digital Literacies programme: A history of Digital Literacy in UK & EU #JISCDigLit

JISC Digital Literacies programme: A history of Digital Literacy in UK & EU #JISCDigLit | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Friday 4th May 2012, 13:00-14:00 (BST); Online via Blackboard Collaborate

 

Sarah Payton & Tabetha Newman http://elearningprogs.jiscinvolve.org/wp/ http://www.timmuslimited.co.uk/ The EU describes it as digital competency.  Lots of debate about what it is, but if we’re talking policy at institutions, it’s important to know...

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Digital Literacy – delivering the agenda within colleges and universities at JISC On Air

Digital Literacy – delivering the agenda within colleges and universities at JISC On Air | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it
Kim Catcheside interviews staff working on the Digidol Project at Cardiff University hearing more about how the project is establishing an institution-wide approach for contextualising and embedding digital literacy into the development of academic staff, students, research students and administrative, managerial and support staff.

 

In the show Kim also speaks with Dr Andrew Eynon who is leading the Personal Actualisation and Development through Digital Literacies in Education project at Coleg Llandrillo. The overarching aim of this project is to create a digitally literate, skilled and confident workforce and student body across all the FE institutions in North Wales (Coleg Harlech, Coleg Menai, Coleg Llandrillo, Deeside College and Yale College Wrexham).

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Quora - Digital Literacy - Questions and Answers

Quora - Digital Literacy - Questions and Answers | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Connecting you to people with an interest in Digital Literacy

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Literacy vs. Digital Literacy

Literacy vs. Digital Literacy | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

I would argue that core literacy skills ... have not changed, however the tool set may have. If by digital literacy we’re referring to the use of technology ... If we define a separate literacy set for everything we effectively dilute the importance of our existing definition. Lots of people have invested a lot of time and energy into our existing definition and, I believe, it holds up well, even in an ever-changing digital landscape.


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What are the copyright issues in lending Kindles and ebooks to our students? > JISC Legal > View Detail

What are the copyright issues in lending Kindles and ebooks to our students? > JISC Legal > View Detail | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"Lending Kindles preloaded with third party content, such as an ebook currently in copyright, via a library or learning centre, would breach the current stated Kindle terms and conditions of use as far as UK users are concerned. The Kindle terms and conditions state that the digital content is for personal use only and in terms of the accepted definition of personal use in UK copyright law, it is unlikely that this extends to the personal use of one e-book (purchased by an institution as account holder) by a large group of learners."

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DIAl Survey Wimbledon College of art 26/01/12 | DIAL

DIAl Survey Wimbledon College of art 26/01/12 | DIAL | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Student interviewing students for DIAL at Wimbledon College of art, Thursday 26 January 2012

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Battle for the internet | Technology | The Guardian

Battle for the internet | Technology | The Guardian | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

Over seven days

The Guardian is taking stock of the new battlegrounds for the internet. From states stifling dissent to the new cyberwar front line, we look at the challenges facing the dream of an open internet

 

Includes:

 

Day four: IP wars

Intellectual property, from copyrights to patents, have been an internet battlefield from the start. We look at what Sopa, Pipa and Acta really mean, and explain how this battle is not over. Plus, Clay Shirky will be discussing the issues in a live Q&A

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Welsh Government | Independent review of Digital Classroom Teaching Task and Finish Group

Welsh Government | Independent review of Digital Classroom Teaching Task and Finish Group | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"The Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews AM, commissioned a review of digital classroom teaching in September 2011.
He set up an external task and finish group to lead the review. The aim was to identify 'which digital classroom delivery aspects should be adopted to transform learning and teaching' for those aged 3 to 19."

 

Includes a link to the report: 

 

Find it, make it, use it, share it: learning in digital Wales

 

which has many references to the importance of Information Literacy in education

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College Students Now Prefer Reading Digital Books to Print, Survey Finds | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

College Students Now Prefer Reading Digital Books to Print, Survey Finds | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Digital Literacy - Education | Scoop.it

"Looking closer at readership of digital books, here are some of the findings:
Seven in 10 college students (70%) have read digital textbooks, compared to 62% a year ago.
Six in 10 high school seniors (58%) have read digital textbooks, compared to 41% a year ago.
Among those students who had previously read a digital textbook, eight in 10 college students (81%) and two-thirds of high school seniors (66%) have read a digital textbook this school year (since September 2011).
Almost six in 10 college students prefer a digital format when reading books for fun (57%) or textbooks for class (58%), while one-third say that they prefer print. This trend can be seen among high school seniors as well, and is mostly driven by an increase in the preference to use tablets for reading.
Other studies have found that e-textbooks still face several obstacles to overcome before digital textbook distribution models become mainstream on college campuses..."


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