Integrating Digital Literacy to support student success in the 21st century
“The ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills” (American Library Association).
Digital literacy in 5 categories: 1) information and data literacy; 2)communication and collaboration; 3) digital content creation; 4) safety; 5) problem solving (Ventimiglia & Pullman, 2016).
Why Digital Literacy Today?
Educause Key Issues in Teaching and Learning - Digital Literacy is #4 on the list
NACE Job Outlook Survey - Digital Literacy among the top 8 competencies employers rate as essential
Current generation immersed in world of multimodality (print, speech, music, gesture). At the heart of this is the digital configurations of all the modes.
Employers requesting workers with the "ability to create and be innovative" in digital technologies (Hart Associates, 2015).
Design and create digital solutions. Ultimately students should build a skill set that allows them to develop or customize their own digital tools (Ventimiglia &Pullman).
In addition to content outcomes....
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. --Goethe
Envisioning Digital Outcomes
It's not about using technology because it's there.
(e.g.) Students will use two digital formats to support content findings.
(e.g.) Students will Incorporate images or graphics to explain subject matter.
(e.g.) Students will design documents using appropriate digital tools.
Embedding a Digital Moment
Creating your assignment
- Instead of 10-page research papers, students create web pages or videos that report or inform.
- Instead of demonstrating curricular content on quizzes and tests, students apply knowledge by making a documentary video explaining the role of physical therapy in the life of a project subject.
- Instead of reading about social justice issues and experiences, students record video interviews with people in the community and create a powerful video message.
- Students are asked to create a multimedia documentary "Glimpse" of a social or health issue as their final group presentation.
Created with images by rawpixel - "blog blogger browsing" • contrastwerkstatt - "junge geschäftsleute diskutieren eine idee am computer" • metamorworks - "online curation media concept. electronic newspaper. young woman holding laptop PC and various news images. abstract mixed media." • viktor88 - "3d human on the way to target over chasm. 3d render." • Rawpixel.com - "Young Diverse Group Studying Outdoors Concept" • itchaznong - "Close up Businessman hand holding pen and pointing at financial paperwork with social network diagram." • bitter...。 - "バックグラウンド" • metamorworks - "businessman holding a smart phone and various business information." • contrastwerkstatt - "team entwickelt ideen und klebt zettel an ein fenster" • JJAVA - "Discussion"