What is digital literacy in 2016? A research inquiry

What is digital literacy_cartoon_Robin HuttonWhat does digital literacy mean in 2016?

I’m currently working with the New Media Consortium (NMC) on a research project (supported by Adobe) aimed at answering that question, and you can play a part.

We’re surveying people to see what they currently think is in digital literacy: technical skills, human skills, policies, platforms, and definitions.  We’ve got a clutch of competing definitions for you to choose from (not just this one), along with plenty of opportunities for commentary.

What will we do with the results?  Let Samantha Becker explain:

We aim to illuminate the need for higher education institutions to integrate digital creation tools in ways that spur digital literacy. The goal of this project is to produce a strategic brief that explores the benefits of digital literacy for bolstering student and faculty success. This report will establish a definition for digital literacy, a topic that has previously eluded consensus, and explore the landscape that comprises this topic, with sub-trends including makerspaces, the shift to deeper learning approaches, and design thinking.

So please pounce on this survey!  The more voices the richer the results.

"Digital literacies in the age of remix"

(images by Robin Hutton and Steve Wheeler)

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