Here, Dr Emma Pauncefort surveys the different roles we can perform as a digitally literate citizen or ‘netizen’, both generally speaking and when wearing our education hats. Digital creation is placed at the heart of netizen-ship and counterbalanced with an overview of the extensive activity of bad actors online, including that which is state-sponsored.
She goes on to drill down into the key challenge we face as digital consumers: faced with a mass of content, we need to avoid the temptation to only engage with that material which reinforces our existing worldview. She ends by pointing to the unprecedented opportunity to teach – namely, become a digital creator in education – and learn – namely, become a digital consumer in education – once we have developed a level of digital literacy.
More videos from Module 2:
- Introducing the Digital & Literacy
- What is our Digital World?
- What does our Digital World contain?
- A lot of Information (or is that data?)
- Media Reinvented Online: Wikipedia and the Reference Resource
- Media Reinvented Online: News
- Media Invented Online: Social Media
- Introducing the Concept Digital Literacy
- Digital Literacy (the theory)
- Digital Literacy (in practice)
- Opportunities and Challenges: Digital Literacy and Society