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Too Long; Didn’t Read #185

Becoming the machine TL;DR #185 - 2/15/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. I posted a couple of things this week: Motivations behind “screentime…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #184

Carving out the boring bits TL;DR #184 - 2/9/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. We’ll have some changes upcoming for this newsletter to…

Help define digital literacy

Last week I posted this piece about digital literacy, and a request to have you help us define what it means to be digitally literate. There are three reasons for this request. The first is that I'm regularly studying and thinking about literacy practices in online and hybrid spaces. I want to make sure that…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #183

Focusing on importance TL;DR #183 - 2/2/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. We’ll have some changes upcoming for this newsletter to help achieve…

What is digital literacy?

The Internet is the defining text of this generation. We use it as a space to read, write, communicate, socialize, and participate globally. This technology facilitates access to an unlimited amount of online information in a participatory learning space. Literacy means many different things to different people. For me, literacy involves the knowledge, skills, and…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #182

Viral Misinformation TL;DR #182 - 1/26/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. Usually in TL;DR, I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert as well. This week’s issue will veer from the norm as…

Critical Media Literacy

The Internet is the dominant text of our generation. Millions of individuals globally use it to read, write, communicate, and participate with others. Yet, in an online space that regularly serves up spin, fake news, and shades of fiction, it’s easier than ever to consume falsehoods and spout them as fact. That’s why critical media…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #181

Would you rather receive this in your inbox? Subscribe here. Building your best self TL;DR #181 - 1/19/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. My name is Ian O’Byrne. I research, teach, & write about technology in our lives. In TLDR, I try to synthesize what happened this week in tech…so you can be the expert…

Semi-Permeable Membranes as Digital Learning Spaces

Part of the learning process involves a certain amount of failure. Individuals have an opportunity to learn from their mistakes and use them as a source for understanding. Learning from, and overcoming mistakes also provides opportunities to improve motivation and self-esteem of the learner. The possibility of suffering defeat or failure in making a mistake…

Too Long; Didn’t Read #180

Burning the candle at both ends TL;DR #180 - 1/11/2019 Hi all, welcome to TL;DR. Your weekly dose of expertise in technology. The Case for Anonymity Online - This post details some of my recent thoughts about identity, and sharing online.The Privilege of Screentime - This post from our screentime website posits that you don’t…