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Digital Literacies research briefing

This is a research briefing on the topic of Digital Literacies, written by Dr. Julia Gillen and Prof. David Barton, from Lancaster University. It is part of the work of the UK's Technology-Enhanced Learning Research Programme (http://www.tel.ac.uk).


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Baby works iPad 2 Perfectly, Crazy stuff!!!

This 18 month-old has been working her iPad perfectly since she was 12mths old. Implications for educators...? [~klbz]

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Digital Literacy and Employment

Digital Literacy and Employment | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"This morning via Twitter Kevin Honeycutt shared a video excerpt from his soon to be published eBook. The excerpt is titled Digital Literacy and Employment....A must watch for anyone learning with young people. To view the video click on the graphic and wait for it to load- I watched it on my iPhone." 

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Could digital humanities to undergraduates could boost information literacy? | Inside Higher Ed

"...a panel of digital humanists said that weaving digital humanities research into undergraduate education could help boost information literacy among college students."

"For all their familiarity with Google and other modern discovery tools, research has shown that most members of the “born digital” generation do not know how those tools work. An anthropological study of students at several Illinois colleges revealed that students -- even smart, successful ones -- were largely ignorant of the underlying logic of the digital tools they relied on for research."

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What is a Digital Literacy?

What is a Digital Literacy? | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In What Are Digital Literacies? Let’s Ask the Students Cathy Davidson talks about asking her students in “This Is Your Brain on the Internet” and “Twenty-First Century Literacies” (two...
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No place in class for digital illiterates

No place in class for digital illiterates | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The mobile devices in the hands of students are changing the demands of teaching...
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CyberWise- Digital Literacy for Grownups

CyberWise- Digital Literacy for Grownups | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"CyberWise is dedicated to improving the digital literacy of educators and parents. Launched just this past summer, our online learning site is already brimming with free, user-friendly videos, guides, research and news about digital media and learning. A badge reward system would transform these resources into a professional development program that, upon completion, yields a valid record of accomplishment."

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New Media Literacies

New Media Literacies | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"We hope that the Learning Library will provide young people and educators alike a chance to share and remix media materials of their culture in order to learn what they need to do to become full participants in the contemporary media landscape."

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Annie Murphy Paul on Why 'Digital Literacy' Can't Replace The Traditional Kind | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Annie Murphy Paul on Why 'Digital Literacy' Can't Replace The Traditional Kind | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Have you heard about the octopus who lives in a tree? In 2005, researchers at the University of Connecticut asked a group of seventh graders to read a website full of information about the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus, or Octopus paxarbolis.
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Some Thoughts on Digital Reading - Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

As you invite your students to explore digital reading, I think that you are asking a smart question: how can we help students generate meaning from these texts?

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TEDx Warwick: The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

Doug Belshaw's presentation at TEDx Warwick on 10 March 2012.

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» Why the REMIX is at the heart of digital literacies literaci.es

» Why the REMIX is at the heart of digital literacies literaci.es | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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SocialTech: Computer Science is not Digital Literacy

Josie Fraser writes about recent UK computer science initiatives, at one point saying "It's dismaying then, to see in a week where we are seeing a huge move forward in the promotion of technology and a fresh look at how ICT as a subject area is designed and implemented in schools, to see digital literacy being used as an interchangeable term for computer science skills."

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Mini-course on Crap Detection

Mini-course on Crap Detection | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

This includes a video, list of resources, and RSS feed of resources I bookmark with crap_detection tag

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New leaflets in the Digital Literacy Series

New leaflets in the Digital Literacy Series | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Ahh, great to be back again! The first blog in the new year - I hope you are all raring to go :)

This is just a short blog to bring you the new leaflets I have been slaving away at. I will, ev...
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How to Develop Digital Literacies in Yourself and Others

If literacy is just ‘reading and writing’ then why has so much ink been spilled over such a simple concept?
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Media and Technology Resources for Educators | Common Sense Media

Media and Technology Resources for Educators | Common Sense Media | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Get all the tools you need with our FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum and Parent Media Education Program. The relevant, ready-to-use instruction helps you guide students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world where they live, study and play."

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ICTlogy » ICT4D Blog » Analyzing digital literacy with a single simple tweet

ICTlogy » ICT4D Blog » Analyzing digital literacy with a single simple tweet | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Research on the Information Society, the Digital Divide and Information and Communication Technologies for development...
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Digital Literacies for Writing in Social Media | DMLcentral

Digital Literacies for Writing in Social Media | DMLcentral | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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