I’m doing a presentation on digital literacy today at the Digital Edge event at the Marylebone Campus – I’m going to talk a bit about useful strategies for working and living with media and technological change – things I’ve learned from thinking about how to teach new technical and digital skills to the Journalism students at Westminster.
A lot of my approach to this has come from Doug Belshaw and Henry Jenkins, who I namecheck in the presentation. If you’re interested in finding out more:
- Doug Belshaw’s blog is a good place to start
- His slides and presentations are online too and are really interesting
- He gave a TED talk a while back about digital literacies
- Henry Jenkins was one of the academics involved in Project New Media Literacies – their blog is a good introduction
- Edutopia has a good video interview with Henry Jenkins on how new media affects teaching and learning
- The ideas Jenkins helped formulate re core competencies for digital literacy are explored in a short report (PDF), which is worth a read
- Elearn did a good Q&A with Jenkins as well
One other thing – the SMELL test I mentioned comes from an interesting piece on the PBS website by John McManus – it’s a nice way of summing up the ways journalists try to evaluate and verify the content they research.