Launching a week of digital literacy

AAC&U MOOC 2017Today 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 cat-herder and impresario.

What does digital literacy have to do with open education, and vice versa?  That is the subject of this week’s exploration.

My plan for the week is that each day centers on a document in different media platforms (web page, pdf, video, audio files).  Participants (such as these fine people) will discuss and riff upon it from their own sites and through Twitter (hashtag #OpenLearning17).  There is a bonus reading for each day as well.

Here’s the week’s schedule:

Monday, February 20: An audio introduction to digital literacy and why it matters for open education.  Twitter conversation.
Bonus content: “Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning”.

Tuesday, February 21: Discussion of the ACRL Information Literacy Framework. Participants can annotate and respond to the Framework by using  Twitter conversation continues.
Bonus content: “DigComp 2.0: The Digital Competence Framework for Citizens. Update Phase 1: the Conceptual Reference Model.”

Wednesday, February 22: Watch and listen to the recent New Media Consortium webinar on Digital Literacy.  More Twitter conversation.
Bonus content: the NMC digital literacy briefing.

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.

Please join in as much as you’d like.  You can connect yourself formally to the project here, or comment on my blog posts, or tweet, or a mixture of these.

You can find more about the MOOC and associated projects here.

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12 Responses to Launching a week of digital literacy

  1. Welcome to the #openlearning17 cMOOM and thanks for taking the lead this week! I look forward to reading/watching/listening to the materials that you are posting. Is there a way to download your audio introduction from Soundcloud (or any other location)?

  2. gardnercampbell says:

    @Andreas: I found the link under “more.” You may have to have a Soundcloud account to download content.

  3. It’s playing for me without an account (now; this is the first time I tried)

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