A new Kind of Digital Literacy – Lamb et al on Wikipedia

“Today’s digital youth are in the process of creating a new kind of literacy; .. an evolving skill beyond the traditions of reading and writing into a community of expression and problem-solving …changing [our] world. …the ability to negotiate and evaluate information online, to recognize manipulation and propaganda and to assimilate ethical values is becoming basic to education…”

Jonathan Fanton, President John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

This UBC Town Hall must have been quite the afternoon. As I am at the hospital, I missed it 🙁
However, check out the presentations, and other information:

“Adventures In Wikipedia”
* Jon Beasley-Murray – UBC Professor
* Brian Lamb, Abject Learning weblog
* Wyeth Wasserman – Professor, Medical Genetics, UBC

One thought on “A new Kind of Digital Literacy – Lamb et al on Wikipedia

  1. To see really exciting new multimedia literacy try out Inanimate Alice. http://www.inanimatealice.com And its a free online resource!
    More an interactive piece of fiction than a traditional game, Inanimate Alice: Episode 4 continues the story of the young game animator as she leaves her home in Russia and travels abroad. Inanimate Alice serves as both entertainment and a peek into the future of literature as a fusion of multimedia technologies. The haunting images and accompanying music and text weave a remarkably gripping tale that must be experienced to be believed.
    And better still for schools there is a piece of software now available that allows learners to create their own stories. Valuable for all forms of literacy and this is being sold as a perpetual site licence for schools at £99 ! http://www.istori.es

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