Here, Dr Emma Pauncefort builds upon her conceptual exploration of digital literacy to take us further along the journey from theory to practice. She outlines in broad terms the steps to becoming a ‘netizen’ or responsible participant in our digital world and re-emphasizes how digital literacy both complements and feeds back into traditional school subjects. To demonstrate this, she takes the example of the national curriculum for England at secondary school level (11-18 year olds) and shows how elements resonate with our broad definition of digital literacy. She ends by underlining the importance of practice and maintaining a close connection between what is already taught in the classroom, home, lecture hall and the material we now urgently need to cover to empower others to navigate our fast-changing digital world.
NB: Reference is made here to how these themes will be explored in 4 ensuing modules: Digital Creators and Creations; Digital Consumers; Digital Teaching and Learning, and Open Education Practices. This represents the initial scope of the project. As delivered in September to October 2020, the course covered digital creators and consumers and pointed to digital teaching and learning. The hope is to expand on the latter whilst incorporating reflection on open education practices in a future project.
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)
- Opportunities and Challenges: Digital Literacy and Society
- Opportunities and Challenges as Creators, Consumers, Teachers & Learners