DIGITAL LITERACY Definition The ability to use digital technology communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information. www.digitalstrategy.govt.nz/templates/Page_6 0.aspx
DIGITAL LITERACY: WHAT IS IT AND WHO DOES IT (AND WHO DOESNT DO IT) SECTION 2
DIGITAL LITERACY: NATIVES Characteristics: o Want information quickly o Multi-task o Prefer graphics rather than text o Are socially networked o Thrive on instant gratification o Prefers games to serious work
DIGITAL LITERACY: IMMIGRANTS Characteristics: o Use Internet or other online resources second to books o Print out email o Read the manual for a software application rather than assuming the program itself will teach us how to use it o Did you get my email phone call
DIGITAL LITERACY: MULTIMODAL INFORMATION o Traditional literacy focuses on R-W-S-L (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) o Digital literacy expands this to include Viewing and Representing through multimodal text
DIGITAL LITERACY: IMPLICATIONS IN DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION Issues regarding education and digital literacy: Digital immigrant educators--whose teaching pedagogy does not speak the same language, are struggling to educate their students who speak in a very different language now.
DIGITAL LITERACY: EDUCATORS, EDUCATION, AND ENVIRONMENTS SECTION 3
DIGITAL LITERACY: THE 21 ST CENTURY EDUCATOR Characteristics: o Adaptive o Communicators o Lifelong Learners o Visionaries o Leaders o Models o Collaborators o Risk takers
DIGITAL LITERACY: 21 ST CENTURY EDUCATOR Constructivist Approach: o Learners construct their own understanding o New learning depends on current understanding o Learning is facilitated by social interaction o Meaningful learning occurs within authentic learning tasks Watch this video on Digital Literacy in Educationthis video
ENVIRONMENTS/TOOLS THAT SUPPORT DIGITAL LITERACY o Blogs (e.g., Blogger, Wordpress) o Wikis (e.g., Wikispaces) o Web-as-a-platform applications (e.g., Googledocs) o Podcasting (e.g., Gcast) o Digital Storytelling (e.g., Voicethread) o Multi-user virtual environments (e.g., Second Life) o Interactive maps o eBooks o WebQuests o Social networks/communication (Facebook, IM, Skype)
WHY SHOULD DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATORS USE ? ? Todays Literacies Traditional Literacy Critical Literacy Information Literacy Visual Literacy Media Literacy Digital Literacy
USING TO EDUCATE o Use Skype to deliver one-to-one tutoring or small group tutoring with audio or text o Virtual conferencing/office hours o Guest speakers/authors o To connect with other students in developmental education courses anywhere around the world o Peer tutoring o Group activities – Roles o Organizer o Greeter o Producer o Camera/technical o Interviewer o notetaking
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED WITH ? ? When using audio and video : microphone and webcam When using the text feature: nothing needed
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