Category Archives: digital literacy

Digital literacy and anti-authoritarian politics

A deep political divide is starting to open up in digital literacy discussions.  It’s not a new chasm, but a very old one, given fresh contours by new technology and practices. It’s a split between those who think people should assume … Continue reading

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It’s time to upgrade our CRAAP detectors

Mike Caulfield’s long post about digital literacy has been getting some attention, as it should.  He thoughtfully tests some digital literacy tools against real world problems.  Caulfield also mixes in the Stanford study (my notes here).  Read the whole thing, … Continue reading

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Boris Badenov, hacker: skeptical thoughts on the Russian election espionage affair

I’ve been following the Russian American election hacking story between speaking gigs, physical meetings, international travel, winter storms, and holiday planning.  Finally I have a few minutes to write about this here.* Overall, I’d like to caution people at this … Continue reading

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On that Stanford information literacy study

A Stanford University team won a lot of attention this week by releasing a study on how badly teenagers assess information online.  “Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning” examined more than 7,000 students to check their information literacy skills. … Continue reading

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Digital literacy can be an insurgency

Many large players are interested in digital literacy: libraries, companies, faculty, journalists, even governments.  This could lead us to see digital literacy as an institutionally friendly force, even a conserving one.  What I’d like to argue is that digital literacy … Continue reading

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More reactions to the NMC digital literacy report

More responses to the NMC digital literacy report keep rolling in.  I’m getting to each one as time permits. Campus Technology published a very good overview of the briefing.  Sri Ravipati does a fine job working through the briefing’s actual contents, … Continue reading

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Creating a digital literacy report: interviews and more research

Here’s more background on how we created that New Media Consortium digital literacy report.  (Previous posts here and here) Alongside our survey of nearly 500 people, we conducted research into digital literacy.  This involved interviews with several thought leaders, international … Continue reading

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