Digital literacy around the world in 2017: today in the Open Learning MOOC

AAC&U MOOC 2017Today is the third day of a week of digital literacy discussion, part of the Open Learning MOOC.  Is mid-MOOC Wednesday digital hump day?

Today’s assignment is to watch and listen to the recent New Media Consortium webinar on Digital Literacy.  It’s a rich conversation about the subject involving almost ten people across several continents.  There’s a wide range of perspectives. Here’s more information about the topic and the participants (I, alas, wasn’t among them).

Next, respond to the discussion by extending it, using one more more of these technologies  to share your thoughts (hey, actually doing digital literacy!):

…in comments at the end of this blog post

…on your own blog

…in comments on that YouTube page

…on Twitter (don’t forget the hashtag #OpenLearning17)

Today’s bonus content is the NMC digital literacy briefing.  I have some background posts here, here, here, here, and here.

If you’d like to catch up on this project, check my post outlining the week’s resources and assignments.  Feel free to listen to my audio introduction to digital literacy and why it matters for open education and/or to partake of the Twitter conversation (hashtag #OpenLearning17) and/or to read into some bonus content, “Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning”.

Coming up for the rest of the week:

Thursday, February 23: Digital literacy, fake news, and politics. Reading: Crap Detection 101, by Howard Rheingold.  Google Hangout from 12-1 pm eastern standard time.  Still more Twitter conversation.

Bonus content: the Snopes fake news archive.

Friday, February 24: The future of digital literacy: audio statement from Bryan.  Twitter live chatfrom 12-1 pm eastern standard time. Irrepressible Twitter conversation.
Bonus content: a new digital literacy politics.

I’m looking forward to your thoughts!

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