Sunday, June 28, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: Not your granddad's literacy. Digital literacy: a presentation in a digital world. So not your grandad's presentation either.

Not your granddad's literacy.  
Digital literacy: a presentation in a digital world.  
So not your grandad's presentation either.
Literacy has changed in the digital age as illustrated by changes in how presentations are done.
Where is the slide projector?
  • Where is the podium
  • Where is the front of the auditorium?
  • Where is the auditorium?
  • How can this be a presentation?
  • We digitals have a answer.

Topic: Not Your Grandad's Literacy!



  • The auditorium sits empty.
  • It has an empty podium.
  • It has a well defined front where everybody can focus on the presenter
  • But there is no everybody
  • There is no presenter.

What is the objective?

  • That question clears things up.
  • The objective is to convey information and a point of view.
  • We used to need that auditorium to get a whole crowd together
  • But that was then.  This is now: the digital era.  
The slides become panels
  • The panel is about content.  The presentation is content-centric.
  • Content does not need a podium.  A panel will do quite well
  • The presenter sits above the panel to focus attention on it. 
Panels could also give content
  • In a digital place a panel isn't just a board.
  • We can program it to do do things on command.
  • The command is usually a click.  
  • (Clicking on things is a bit of digital literacy.)
  • It can give a notecard with more information about the content.
  • It can open a web page with elaboration on the content.
  • It can show a video--even a video of part of the presentation.
  • So the presentation could be persistently available.
  • One presentation, many audiences, on their own schedules.
  • Maybe this presentation will be prepared in that way.
  • An advantage of digital places is that they can be persistent.
All the slides out at once
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  • With the audience in the middle.
  • Maybe you would call it learner-centric.
  • Available on the schedule of the learner.
  • Not just on the schedule of the presenter.
The internet is changing...what?
The Internet has changed literacy from primarily reading and writing to juggling texts, emails, hypertexts, and digital applications on screens for both personal and professional agendas. 
  • We read and write hypertext
  • We don't rely on memory, we use search.
  • Has your attention span changed?  You be the judge.
  • Have you turned your schedule over to your smart phone?
Digital devices are now part of us
Digital devices are now in our pockets and surround us in digital culture, connecting us across the world in real time. Technology continues to bring disruptive innovation to every part of life including education, work, home-life, travel, hobbies, communication, news, entertainment, healthcare, and scientific research.  
The Dark Side of Digital Culture
  • Widespread use of networked applications creates new risks and vulnerabilities.
Multiple Literacies
  • The need for revision of literacy theory.
Learning environments
Preserving Literacy Formats
  • Print, Digital, Audio-visual, 3D, Virtual, and Augmented
Changing formats of digital content presents challenges for the archival and preservation of historical information which are essential to the future of civilization.  Obsolete media concerns include evolutionary changes in digital file formats, servers, information networks, software applications, and the technology hardware necessary to access information.
Digital Citizenship and 
Learning in the Future
Metaliteracy is key to digital citizenship and critical to the future of learning as learners acquire, produce, and share knowledge in collaborative online communities and social media platforms. 

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