TL;DR Version: This is a request for public comment on the competencies and skills associated with version 1.5 of the web literacy map. You can leave any & all comments on this Google Spreadsheet. Please feel free to spread far and wide.
Over the past two years we’ve been busy hacking away at the web literacy map. Please review Doug Belshaw’s post documenting the history of these changes, specifically the graphics we’ve used to represent these iterations over time.
As we develop the web literacy map, it’s been a challenge to creative a set of competencies and skills that are representative of being web literate, yet also flexible for what the future warrants. It’s also important to consider what effect these skills and competencies will have in the larger community.
Bryan Mathers put together a great image that unpacks how this work might play out in our literate lives.
We sometimes concern ourselves with the overarching strands, the graphics used to represent this work, and the infrastructure behind the editing & revision of the web literacy map. In my mind, the real power of the map is found in the individual competencies and skills.
The spreadsheet gives you permission to comment on any part of the web literacy map. To that end, we’re interested in a couple of questions:
- Are there any skills or competencies missing?
- Is the language used unclear, or not easily understood by all learners?
- Are the competencies and skills logically clustered around one another?
Please feel free to comment as you see fit on the spreadsheet. Please feel free to respond to the comments and questions from others. There are no silly comments, questions, or answers. Thanks again for your support in this initiative.
Image CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 pierofix
Image in text CC BY-ND 2.0 Bryan Mathers