The emotional, practical and financial toll of low literacy can be severe, particularly in a world that assumes almost everyone can read and write. But around 44 per cent of Australian adults lack the literacy skills required for everyday life, making daily tasks difficult.
Many large players are interested in digital literacy: libraries, companies, faculty, journalists, even governments. This could lead us to see digital literacy as an institutionally friendly force, even a conserving one. What I'd like to argue is that digital literacy is ultimately destabilizing, even insurgent. (I have given several talks around the world about this…
A new report on digital literacy from the New Media Consortium examines the current landscape of digital literacy initiatives, revealing a need for consensus on definitions and best practices in higher education.
CoSpaces is a free online platform that allows you to build your own 3D spaces and even experience them in virtual reality. Choose from a library of objects and characters to fill the stage and edit them to create your very own fantasy worlds. CoSpaces makes VR creation super easy, accessible and fun – so that anyone can dive into their own virtual reality experiences.
Key Takeaways A number of questions and issues confront educational technology leaders seeking to align system or campus policies, cultures, and practices with increasing faculty and student use of free online learning tools and services. The University of California is raising awareness about privacy concerns in a draft document of principles addressing learning data privacy and recommended practices. Continuing the conversation about data privacy benefits everyone: institutions, faculty, students, and the companies that provide free tools and services.
This ebook was designed with English language teachers in mind but should have some value for any teacher who is interested in developing their students’ digital literacy and critical thinking skills.
The book contains a wide range of suggested activities for both the creation and exploitation of infographics in the classroom. It also helps teachers with tips and advice on how to plan and create infographics and suggestions for which tools to use to produce different types of infographic.
All Aboard is rising to the challenge identified in the national Digital Roadmap of building our ‘digital capacity,’ not just in terms of infrastructure, but also in terms of people, their skills, their levels of confidence and their ability to critique and challenge pre-conceptions.
"The point of an education is to become literate ( a person that is able to read, write and communicate their ideas) and become productive citizens of society. Let’s define documenting learning as a visible, interconnected, meta-cognitive approach for creating evidence of one’s own learning process (or the learning process of our students) ..."
Twenty-five years ago, the term “literacy” was synonymous with the printed word. Today, that definition has evolved and being literate necessitates more than simply interacting with text. We must be digitally literate, too. Teachers have an even harder task; we must cultivate this ability to adapt t
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