The slideshare page of Doug Belshaw is a rich place were to find resources on digital literacies

Digital Literacies not Literacy

Doug Belshaw in a Ted talk about digital literacies:

Some of his ideas:
They have to be social negotiated and they context dependent.
They should be develop progressively and not sequentially. To learn digital literacies the best way is to focus on people interests, to get this intrinsic motivation to get them to want to develop these digital literacies by themselves. The space to develop digital literacies would be the intersection space between personal interests and important issues in the life of the learner.
In order to teach them we need some kind of framework, a kind of guiding principles, essential elements of digital literacies.
There are 8 essential elements of digital literacies:

  • The cognitive
  • The constructive
  • The communicative
  • The civic
  • The creative
  • The cultural
  • The confident
  • The critical

The essential aspect of all of them is REMIX.
Digital literacies practice is on constantly in flux. It is a lifelong project were all of us needs to be involved

Digital natives? Not at all! Digital afraid I would say

Personal thoughts to start I am writing for my progression assessment, which has been a real struggle. Writing is for me a difficult act. I have been identifying some aspects of it so I can improve. It might be because I need to stop, find silence within me, and try to find words and a … Continue reading Digital natives? Not at all! Digital afraid I would say

Bildung and its connection with the idea of flourishing in the post-digital era

This post is about my reflections in relation to why I think that being digital literate will help students to flourish in a post-digital era, moreover why I think that being literate, in particular, digital literate, is desirable and will lead to students’ progress (I will not cover this second part of my argument in … Continue reading Bildung and its connection with the idea of flourishing in the post-digital era

Digital education and learning series

Comments for the book  “DIGITAL MEDIA AND LEARNER IDENTITY” “John Potter is an expert guide, navigating us across some of the great divides in this area: between media education and the new literacy studies, between multimodal and cultural theory, between media practices at home and at school, and, most crucially, between high theory and lived … Continue reading Digital education and learning series

Cape Town with #go_gn + OEGlobal. Fantastic!

  I am part of a wonderful network, the @GOER_GN, a global network of PhD students that are researching in open education in general. Everyone has a slightly different focus, but all of us are interested in using OPEN as a tool to social justice and inclusion. The #go_gn (how the gang is called) organises … Continue reading Cape Town with #go_gn + OEGlobal. Fantastic!

Is technology good for education?

Chapter 1: Digital technology and educational change This is the latest book of Neil Selwyn. Illuminating and incredibly helpful for my research. The advice to NOT be an evangelist of digital technology is so useful for me. I have been observing this attitude very hidden but present in my thinking. When discussing my research project … Continue reading Is technology good for education?

Timeline Outline View : HistoryofInformation.com

Source: Timeline Outline View : HistoryofInformation.com This is an interesting resource to look at the history of social events, in particular I am looking at the history of the written tradition and the book and the concomitant writing skill in order to search for the intellectual impact it had in society and its culture. This … Continue reading Timeline Outline View : HistoryofInformation.com