Lately it’s common to hear people refer to their electronic devices as “intelligent, smart, or just, “ask Siri,” as though our devices carry a personality all on their own… We’ve become digital citizens in a world usefully dominated by tech — This fact opening a new tier of conversation of AI (Artificial Intelligence), in whole.
Digital Literacy, by basic definition, “Is the set of competencies required for full participation in a knowledge society. It includes knowledge, skills, and behaviors involving the effective use of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs for purposes of communication, expression, collaboration and advocacy.”
Classrooms today value Digital Literacy in a way different from the basic ritual of checking your personal Facebook page or Instagram feed. Education dive.com names 5 trends in literacy education for this year.
Cutting a little deeper, students and teachers have the ability to find use in digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information. Socio-emotional literacy is a full expressive expansion of the various forms of this language. Tactile learning, personalized learning, representative text, media literacy, and overall instruction, bullet-pointing the landscape.
This new aspect avails vast opportunity to the overall scope of technology, education and digital literacy in its most compelling forum – Schools.
“The work and commitment required for developing an integrated approach to literacy teaching and learning in the secondary subject areas is enormous, requiring conceptual changes in our definitions, cultural changes in our practices, and structural changes in the enduring institutions of the secondary school and secondary teacher education.” – A in-depth report : Foregrounding the Disciplines in Secondary Literacy Teaching and Learning : A Call for Change
Reproducing content and allocating reappropriation, is the heart of this skill. Teachers and students alike today, have a new challenge in addition to common learning. The actual art of learning requires this defined application of, Digital Literacy.
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Grasping ‘digital information literacy’, and ‘media literacy’ is another facet to this current language. In fact, leaders have defined a context to the fluency by definition as “Digital Information Fluency” (DIF) Students use technology to communicate and collaborate in order to enhance learning on all levels.
“The expansion of the Internet and other platforms of digital communication have opened up new dimensions and opportunities for collaborative learning and information sharing in various forms, as learning communities, discussions and chat rooms.” – Research Gate
Simply stated, Digital Literacy relates to a person who is responsible for how they utilize technology to interact with the world around them.
“Digital citizenship has stepped into the forefront of a modern-day education.” – Ed Tech Magazine.
Tech giant Google heeded the call by partnering with experts for internet campaigns and integration of protocol, inspiring and educating students on how to best act on the internet. Dovetailing this mission, teachers equally activated by incorporating technology in countless ways, resting long-standing debate between teachers and tech. Following trending campaigns and opportunities to integrate tech are in the forefront. – EdTech Magazine
LMS platforms integrated with capture tools like Collaaj provide intelligent, smart technology for a Digital Campus built for the “busy constraints” of today’s world.
One thing is for certain. Our collective Digital Literacy is paramount in our Sociology, specifically how it relates to America’s classrooms, teachers and students.
Here at Collaaj, we take pride in being a part of establishing the forefront of this frontier.
Collaaj Video Capture is an anytime, anywhere Presentation, Lecture Capture Tool, but is proving to be a diverse Digital Campus tool that is creating short “How To’s” or FAQ videos that get your students and online users up to speed and digitally literate in nearly real time.
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Written by Chelsie Foster
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