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Deepening the Practice of Digital Literacy

Renee Hobbs comes to SXSWEdu to host a core conversation about digital literacy 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Austin TX

What flavor of digital literacy do you like best Today there are a lot of flavors to choose from. Your definition of digital literacy probably depends on who you talk to, what links you click on, and your own priorities and values. In this session, you'll get a taste of 12 quite different definitions of digital literacy and critically examine their core assumptions. A collaborative activity helps to identify real-world examples of instructional practices linked to each of the definitions.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 12 FLAVORS OF DIGITAL LITERACY

Several participants, including Sherelle Patisaul of Austin ISD, asked me to provide a list of scholars who are thought leaders in each of the 12 different flavors of digital literacy. I mentioned some of these people incidentally in my talk, but here's a more complete list. There are many fine scholars, thinkers and practitioners in this space, but these individuals have been influential in shaping my thinking about technology, education, media and culture. You can see I put my own work on the list so you can learn more about my scholarship in media literacy.

SKILLS & ABILITIES 

Computer Knowledge and Digital Skills  - Eszther Hargittai, Northwestern University, Web Use Project

Web Literacy - Doug Belshaw, Mozilla Foundation Web Literacy

LITERACIES 

Online Reading and New Literacies - Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island

Media Arts/Mutlimedia Production - Suzanne Miller, University at Buffalo

Youth Media - Lora Taub-Pervizpour, Youth Media Reporter

Coding - Kylie Peppler, Indiana University 

LEARNING WITH MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

Technology Integration  - Randall Davies, Brigham Young University

Online Learning - Peter Shea, University at Albany 

Connected Learning - Mimi Ito, Connected Learning 

LEARNING ABOUT MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

Information Literacy - Michael Eisenberg, University of Washington, Project Information Literacy 

Media Literacy - Renee Hobbs, University of Rhode Island, Media Education Lab 

Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship - Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics