Launching the new NMC digital literacy report today

Today a research project I’ve been working on for several months will be released.

The New Media Consortium has organized a new report on digital literacy.  It’s a sequel and expansion to its 2016 report, which I also contributed to.

It was an exciting project to help develop.  Digital literacy is a topic of great interest, for one.  For another, it’s a very international effort.  Not only did we include editors from multiple nations (including Canada, Britain, South Africa, Australia, and Egypt, as well as the United States), but we researched digital literacy projects from Europe, Canada, Africa, and the Middle East.  And I got to explore some futures for information, media, and digital literacies.

Speaking of editors, we organized an editorial board of awesome people.  They helped shape the final document, and also contributed their own writing.  This board includes:

  • Judith Bailey, The University of Adelaide
  • Maha Bali, The American University in Cairo
  • Helen Beetham, Jisc
  • Steven Bell, Temple University Libraries
  • ‘Johan Bergström, Umeå University
  • Cheryl Brown, University of Cape Town
  • Michael Caulfield, Washington State University Vancouver
  • David Santandreu Calonge, The University of Adelaide
  • Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Joan Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information
  • Courtney Miller, University of Southern California
  • Joyce L. Ogburn, Appalachian State University

The NMC’s Samantha Adams Becker did tremendous work in organizing and helping create the report.  Courtney Hall Giesinger did great work in seeing it to completion this summer.

Between these NMC heroines and the tremendous editorial board, it’s been an honor and privilege to work with such people.

To explain or celebrate “Learners as Creators” we’re holding a webinar today.  From 11 am to noon EDT  I’ll introduce the research, then facilitate a discussion among members of our excellent editorial board, plus participation from the audience.   You can join us by RSVPing here.

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If you can’t make the event, a recording will be online during the next week.

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