In a recent publication to the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Kristy Pytash and I contend that if we really want students to be digitally literate, they need to have a personalized learning space online that provides more than just a snapshot of their participation in one class or one school year. We argue that students should have a “domain of one’s own
” or one canonical address online that students build up from Pre-K through higher ed.
The commentary was published in JAAL and you can read, review, and annotate the published version here. You can also review the publication on Academia.edu.
Becoming Literate Digitally in a Digitally Literate Environment of Their Own
To promote open scholarship, we shared the original version of the publication here. This is shared as a Google Doc and allows for commentary. The original blog post in which we ask for feedback is available here. Thank you to all of the friends and colleagues that offered edits and suggestions in the process.
A secondary revised draft is available here. I prefer this version to the one that was published in the journal. I view this version as the “director’s cut” of the publication. We dig in a bit more to the theory that we see interconnecting in these areas. We also include some great art from Bryan Mathers.