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Digital Literacy: The Need to Prepare Students for the 21st Century Workplace

Dobson & Willinsky (2009) noted that the “digital aspect of literacy, invisible to the naked eye, is the very current that drives the global information economy” (p. 1).  The need for a digitally literate population is critical if Canada is … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy: Applying a Fluid Definition

In their chapter titled Digital Literacy, Dobson and Willinsky (2009) present and analyze the development of digital literacy in a chronological manner.  They begin with the use of the personal computer and word processors in the 1980s and end with … Continue reading

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The Power of Images and Sound

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/48236494[/vimeo] I came upon this video by accident today, and, aside from bringing a rush of feelings and memories, it made me think of this course. It reminded me of our readings about text forms becoming more visual (for better … Continue reading

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Springpad Digital Resources

I have had a lot of fun experimenting with some of these tools! I have also been frustrated at being unable to access some of them too – and so have been unable to enjoy some of the productions that … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy Concept Map – Using Gliffy

For my Rip.Mix.Feed activity, I decided to remix the Digital Literacy Wiki our class developed as a concept map in a Web 2.0 tool called Gliffy.  Here is the concept map in progress.  Although Gliffy allows collaboration, the lack of … Continue reading

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Technological vs Digital Literacy

Ubiquitous access to learning material and information has changed how students learn in today’s schools. This access to new material and information has created a need for students and educators to adapt their literacy skills to accommodate not only the … Continue reading

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Multimodal Modes of Representation in Education: Supporting the Diversity of Learning Styles

            In today’s century, as we discuss digital literacy, internet literacy, media literacy, and even television literacy (Rosen, 2009); it is clear that literacy is developing new accents that have become difficult to define in a few words.  Rosen (2009) … Continue reading

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