Tomorrow morning I lead a video panel on digital literacy

More digital literacy!  Tomorrow I’m leading a videoconference discussion on the subject.  That’s February 22nd, running from 8-9 am US Central Time.

NMC Beyond the HorizonIt’s part of the New Media Consortium (NMC)’s Beyond the Horizon videoconference series.    It draws on prior NMC digital literacy work, including the report I co-authored and December’s videoconference session on this very topic.

My fellow panelists are an international lot, including Helen Beetham (UK), Cheryl Brown (University of Cape Town), and Yves Punie (European Commission Institute for Prospective Technological Studies).

Here’s the official description:

How do we prepare students to live and thrive in a digital society? Digital literacy goes beyond technical skills. It includes the complex practices of digital professions and subject specialisms. It involves the lifelong, life-wide skills required to thrive in a digital society. Institutions are charged with developing students’ digital citizenship, ensuring mastery of responsible and appropriate technology use, including online communication etiquette and digital rights and responsibilities in blended and online learning settings and beyond.

Some readings to consider: there’s December’s video discussion:

There are also documents from the European Digital Competence Framework for Citizens, also known as (DigComp). They published a digital competence framework report, along with a report on computational thinking.  And more from the official description:

This new category of competence is affecting curriculum design, professional development, and student-facing services and resources. In this event, panelists will discuss how learning-focused organizations and national governments are responding to these new responsibilities. Panelists’ expertise includes the development of national and international frameworks to support digital literacies.

Participation is free to NMC Members and $125 for everyone else.  Here’s the official link: http://go.nmc.org/digilit2.

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