Developing Digital Literacies

Conventional literacies require you to read and write appropriately in order to communicate with the people and communities that matter to you. Digital literacies require you to use the functionality of digital devices to achieve the same aim. The materials under this topic address popular digital applications such as the internet in general, search engines, Wikipedia, social media such as Facebook, blogs, etc. The materials explain how they can be used by researchers and students.

7 Things You Should Know About Privacy in Web 2.0

Estimated study time 20 mins
On the connections between the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and student work.

Digital literacies for a modern learning context

Estimated study time 1 hour
Gráinne Conole on digital literacies in today’s participatory culture.

Digital Storytelling and New Literacy

Estimated study time 20 mins
Dr. Jason Ohler talks about media literacy and the power of digital storytelling.

Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

Estimated study time 9 mins
About how personalized search might be narrowing our worldview.

Evaluating Information

Estimated study time 30 mins
Not everything you find on the web is of a good standard!

Internet Detective

Estimated study time 1 hour
This tutorial looks at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of web sites.

The Networked Student

Estimated study time 5 mins
Understand the potential of networked learning.

This Is Me - Learning materials about Digital Identity

Estimated study time 1 hour
This workbook is designed to help you explore the ideas and issues surrounding the concept of Digital Identity.

Understanding the internet, The Internet Super-User TextBook

Estimated study time 3 hours
Why is the internet important? How has it influenced our lives? How does it work, and where did it start?

What are Digital Literacies? Let's ask the students

Estimated study time 10 mins
Cathy Davidson asks undergraduate students to come up with a list of "digital literacies".

Wikipedia: Beneath the Surface

Estimated study time 7 mins
What is a wiki? How does the information get into Wikipedia?

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