Category Archives: digital literacy

Maybe social media is good for us after all

During last year’s American election many people became convinced that using social media warped users’ understanding.  Getting news from Twitter or Facebook helped slide us into comfortable bubbles, or heightened hateful rhetoric, or opened us wide to fake news, or … Continue reading

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What fake news is doing to digital literacy

Yesterday I keynoted a virtual conference on digital literacy and fake news.  Actually, I helped organize an opening panel, then took notes on sessions, then offered a closing presentation. Here are my notes, with a couple of the slides.  The whole … Continue reading

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Digital literacy and fake news: a free online discussion tomorrow

Tomorrow – June 1st – I’m going to present at and facilitate a free, web-based discussion on digital literacy, fake news, and libraries.   Please join us. Here’s the official description: What does “digital literacy” mean in an era shaped … Continue reading

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A new digital literacy project begins, and is looking for examples

Here’s a new initiative I’m working on, and a chance for you to participate. I’m leading a project with the New Media Consortium (NMC) to conduct further independent research into higher education’s digital literacy landscape. This project will be positioned … Continue reading

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A powerful media and information literacy project from UNESCO

UNESCO has entered the digital literacy fray by publishing what they call five laws of media and information literacy.  While they don’t use the phrase “digital literacy”, it’s clear that they’re addressing that field’s concerns. I’d like to summarize their … Continue reading

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Launching a week of digital literacy

Today I’m kicking off a week of digital literacy discussion.  This effort is part of the Open Learning MOOC, which in turn is part of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Faculty Collaboratives program.  Gardner Campbell is the chief … Continue reading

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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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