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The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency | SociaLens Blog

Literacy and fluency* have to do with our ability to use a technology to achieve a desired outcome in a situation using the technologies that are available to us.


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The Catch-22 of Digital Literacy

"As part of its report on “Educating the Workforce of Tomorrow,” The Atlantic recently featured a look at the 'Catch-22 of digital literacy'—a conundrum that’s holding back millions of people from gaining computer skills and digital fluency. According to the Federal Communications Commission, 66 million Americans lack the basic skills to use computers and the internet. Referring to this group as 'digital outsiders,' Amy Southerland addresses the difficulty in encouraging more of them to acquire basic skills..."


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:59 AM

Here one of the biggest barriers to digital literacy is addressed. Anyone that has become more digital literate knows it took opportunity with the right equipment and software and plenty of time on task with access to both.

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Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills

Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills | learning together - Gina's educational resources | Scoop.it

The first step we took in 1999 was to stop teaching isolated library skills classes. We began reinforcing information-literacy skills through class projects. At that time, we employed traditional strategies, including paper pathfinders and guided lab sessions.


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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:33 AM

Integrating #informationliteracy in the curriculum. New? Find out by reading this case story by Mike Terry, Dallas-USA #IL

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:08 PM

How we teach may have changed, but what we teach has strong similarities - just repurposed and made more 21st C.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 20, 2015 1:47 AM

Research has shown teaching isolated library skills is ineffective. 

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How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools?

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When the majority of information moves from print to digital form, we need a new set of critical skills in order to find what we need and use if properly. Many students get to college without having learned much in the way of information literacy, although professors often expect it was already taught. How should schools teach kids about finding good materials for research? About plagiarism? About finding authoritative sources online?


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John Slifko's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:40 PM

a new set of skils are necessary

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The Common Core’s Digital-Literacy Gap

High school English teacher Paul Barnwell says the common standards fall short in addressing essential components of literacy today.

 

Just the other day, I perused my district’s proposed curriculum map for sophomore English. Nothing too surprising, with plenty of mentions of textual analysis, thesis writing, and literary elements.

 

If it were 1990, it’d look okay.

 

Unfortunately, the Common Core State Standards and the related ACT Quality Core standards—on which our curriculum is based—come up way short with regards to digital literacy. This leaves many educators without enough direction, and too many district curriculum maps failing to embrace essential components of literacy today. Combine these new standards with schools’ continued emphasis—for the time being, at least—on traditional pen-and-paper end-of-course assessments, and teachers are hardly in a great collective position to promote, create, and implement lesson ideas that are appropriate for 2012.


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The Media Landscape In 28 Countries | Media & Information Literacy

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Te steady convergence of print and broadcast media online is changing the information landscape in many countries, leaving policymakers to apply old standards and regulations to new technologies.

 

To help bridge the gap, the UIS has released new media statistics on the regulatory environment for radio, television and newspapers, based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators.


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Information Literacy Guides

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Do you want to learn more about how to use the library and the internet effectively to do research? Do you want your students to learn more about how to use the library and the internet effectively to do research?

 

Check out the information literacy guides of Oklahoma City University Library here: http://www2.okcu.edu/library/guides/subject.aspx#infolit


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Information Literacy Guides

Information Literacy Guides | learning together - Gina's educational resources | Scoop.it

Do you want to learn more about how to use the library and the internet effectively to do research? Do you want your students to learn more about how to use the library and the internet effectively to do research?

 

Check out the information literacy guides of Oklahoma City University Library here: http://www2.okcu.edu/library/guides/subject.aspx#infolit


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