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
The following are resources related to a presentation given on September 2 at the Peoria Googlepalooza. Peoria Googlepalooza Slides Peoria Googlepalooza Slides With Notes Digital Inclusion, Digital Equity, and a Reconsideration of Digital Literacy Graphic Besides this blog, more information and examples can be found at our project websites: Digital Literacy for ALL Learners (http://dl4all.illinois.edu)… Continue reading Presentation Resources: Digital Inclusion, Computational Thinking, and the Urgent Need to Reconsider Digital Literacy
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
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy A report on NPR this morning noted that there have been less protesters at the Republican National Convention than had been expected. A person being interviewed speculated that perhaps the open carry laws of Ohio and the strong show of force… Continue reading Will We Learn From, or Repeat, History?
To what can we compare racism? Racism is like an IED, and Improvised Explosive Device. It lays hidden with intent to create terror, to limit activity, and to kill those who leave the boundaries defined for them. Or racism is like land mines, intentionally created and carefully planted to create a border that can only… Continue reading Finding Racism Under Every Rock