Posts tagged "literacy"

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…

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…

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…

Why people troll others online

When online discussions break down, we often point the finger at the illusive troll or identify behaviors we would describe as trollish. In my research I've been studying literacy practices in online, social spaces. In this context, I need to come to terms with the role of trolling and these anti-social behaviors.  This post will unpack…

Digitally Native Scholarship

I've experimented open scholarship or research in online and hybrid spaces over the last decade. Most of this has been motivated by initial questions about new and digital tools/spaces, and wondering why we cannot use them for research and scholarship. Across this work, I've tried to document my thinking and reflect on these experiences in…

What is IndieWeb & why should you care?

If you're a regular reader of this blog and my social feeds, you've noticed the topic of the "IndieWeb" showing up quite a bit. Chris Aldrich has an excellent post defining the IndieWeb that I recommend you checking out if you really want to understand what this all means. Aldrich indicates: In broadest terms I…

What is “Critical Pedagogy”?

In an earlier post, I presented an overview of the literature on critical literacy and how it informs my perspectives on my work, research, and thinking. This was motivated by discussions in which colleagues and students indicate that they know/understand critical literacy, and then go on to equate it with critical evaluation. I think the…