digital literacy

summer app exploring

OK, I have an iPad and maybe you don’t. Or maybe you have another app-using device/tablet, whatever we are calling them these days. Or maybe you have neither–but I’m going out on a limb and suggesting that we will all… Read More ›

electronic books in our future?

Watch this interesting examination of electronic book technology: When the dust settles in e-book development, we don’t know if the readers in the video will come out on top or if some generic tool like Apple’s iPad or Amazon’s Kindle… Read More ›

guiding student research in 2010

The Chronicle, “Research-Assignment Handouts Give Students Meager Guidance, Survey Finds,” reviews the results of the latest survey from Project Information Literacy, finding that we are handing out assignments to create research without enough information to accomplish it. Here’s a case… Read More ›

Point/Counterpoint: Disrespectful and Time-Wasting, or Engaged and Transformative? The Mile-High Twitter Debate

Point/Counterpoint: Disrespectful and Time-Wasting, or Engaged and Transformative? The Mile-High Twitter Debate. Interesting discussion of Twitter in terms of passion for a new and open tool vs. concern for privacy and firewalls. The debate took place at EDUCAUSE 09: http://www.educause.edu/E09+Hybrid/EDUCAUSE2009FacetoFaceConferen/DisrespectfulandTimeWastingorE/175838… Read More ›

Howard Rheingold’s Vlog

more about "Howard Rheingold’s Vlog", posted with vodpod I think you will find this discussion of 21st Century Literacies very interesting–they might not be what you think they are. Note the section on attention and think about how you feel… Read More ›

eportfolio tools

Creating eportfolios as a course project is a good way to engage students in their coursework, if you present the eportfolio as an exercise in digital storytelling–specifically the story of their work and progress. If your institution has a campus-wide… Read More ›