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[…]

Developing Creativity to Make Sense of Digital Literacy

I’m getting seriously excited. For months I’ve been wondering exactly how digital literacy skills could be developed in ways that were relevant to the extra ordinary demands to reshape the way we use media and information while, simultaneously, ensuring that basic literacy skills such as reading and writing are given their proper place as the Read more about Developing Creativity to Make Sense of Digital Literacy[…]

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?[…]

Digital Literacy

It’s a commonplace perception that kids born after internet access started to find its way into our lives have an incredible capacity for picking up and using new technologies but in terms of developing¬†digital skills that will be critical throughout their schooling and into their working lives, are these kids being provided with the educational Read more about Digital Literacy[…]