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Presentation Resources: RNNC Digital Inclusion and the Urgent Need to Reconsider Digital Literacy

The following are resources related to a presentation given on September 30 at the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference, Champaign, IL. RNNC Slides Handout (PDF) RNNC Slides With Notes (PDF) Digital Literacy Reconsidered Handout (PDF) Digital Inclusion, Digital Equity, and a Reconsideration of Digital Literacy Graphic Besides this blog, more information and examples can be found at our… Continue reading Presentation Resources: RNNC Digital Inclusion and the Urgent Need to Reconsider Digital Literacy

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A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 4: Exercising Agency

Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Prioritizing Skills Part 3: Advancing Agency A couple years back there was a surprising major news story that caught people’s attention: Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent! Stories started coming out about other technology chief executives and venture capitalists who likewise limited or completely blocked access to digital technologies. In… Continue reading A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 4: Exercising Agency

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A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 3: Advancing Agency

In a recent post, I highlighted the importance of prioritizing application skills, and the cognitive, socio-emotional, and information competencies that underlie those application skills, within a growing understanding of digital literacy. This follows on an initial post outlining the underlying premise for a growing understanding of digital literacy. Both refer to the importance of wrapping… Continue reading A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 3: Advancing Agency

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A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 2: Prioritizing Skills

Since publishing the blog post “A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy” this past May, I’ve been giving a lot more thought to the urgent need to reconsider digital literacy, and have since published a full paper on the topic in Information for Social Change. In short, I argue that if we are to achieve full… Continue reading A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy, Part 2: Prioritizing Skills

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A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy

Literacy is a set of competencies and knowledge within a certain domain. Digital literacy, then, is literacy within the realm of digital information and communication technologies. Summarizing a variety of definitions regarding digital literacy and related computational thinking, the set of competencies include: Technical skills – the ability to appropriately select and effectively use a range of technologies;… Continue reading A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy