Howard Rheingold on how the five web literacies are becoming essential survival skills | eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The veteran technology commentator argues that a better understanding of how we connect our attention and intentions online can help individuals and society.

 

"Instead, Rheingold wants to focus on how we use these tools and how users can become more mindful and literate. Net Smart offers up a set of five literacies Rheingold sees as important: attention, participation, collaboration, “crap detection,” and network smarts. As we’ve become more sophisticated in the ways we use the web, we need to adjust how we use it, being able to tell fact from rumor and able to call on the skills and resources of a community to help answer our questions."