Digital Literacy: Learning to Run Twice as Fast

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else if you ran very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. Read more about Digital Literacy: Learning to Run Twice as Fast[…]

Is the Web Dumbing Us All Down?

Tara Brabazon, Professor of Media at the University of Brighton, has a lot to say… and loudly … about the insidious effect on our ability to analyse and engage critically with information when we rely on the ‘McDonald’s, fries and Coke’ of the Internet, Google (Brabazon’s other descriptives for Google are the ‘whitebread’  and the Read more about Is the Web Dumbing Us All Down?[…]

One Laptop Per Child

The OLPC project founded by Nicholas Negroponte is a shining example of how access to digital media and learning can really change lives. As Negroponte is keen to point out, this is not about the laptops, it’s about education and learning and the positive results are irrefutable. This is an education project not a laptop Read more about One Laptop Per Child[…]

Basic Skills for Future Needs

In yesterday’s post on digital literacy I mentioned that the Danish Institute of Technologies page on digital literacy stated that digital literacy had to be underpinned by the development of basic literacy skills. In this short video from the PBS in the USA, Mark Bauerlein, professor at Emory University and the author of The Dumbest Read more about Basic Skills for Future Needs[…]