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digital literacy

Thriving in the 21st century: Learning Literacies for the Digital Age  Between July 2008 – May 2009 I worked with my colleagues Helen Beetham and  Allison Littlejohn on a fantastic research study funded by Jisc. The LLiDA Project was led by the Caledonian Academy at Glasgow Caledonian University.It aimed to find out what literacies learners...

I have recently established a new venture around digital storytelling. The service hopes to support individuals, community groups and small businesses to get their messages across to their different stakeholder groups effectively. From identifying their different stakeholders, understanding their key messages and finding methods and...

Students as digital partners and pioneers I wrote last week about a session at the JISC innovating eLearning online conference 2012 on open practices. This will be the seventh JISC online Innovating eLearning conference entitled Shaping the Future which takes place from 13th – 23rd November 2012.Another great...

This video was made as an alternative to powerpoint slides to support a conversation between myself and Frances Bell at the JISC Innovating e-Learning Conference. We held a session in Elluminate on Friday 18th November and had a great conversation with the audience.I have made...

Yesterday during Allison Littlejohn’s talk for change11, I mentioned something I have been thinking about as a result of conversations with Allison about collective learning, openness and literacy. I’d like to outline the thinking behind my question in this blogpost.BackgroundAllison talks in her learning ecosystems...

From OERs to Open Practice In a recent post about my OER work I talk about a move from focussing on open educational resources to open practice. This situates OERs within open practice - as one aspect of  it. So for me OERs are resources used...

I have written before about the term Digital literacies and how I feel about it.That is not what this post is about. Terminology aside I am really pleased to see JISC funding a new programme around Developing Digital Literacies. I really enjoyed working on the...

>I've been waiting for an opportunity to have a go at using prezi - the zooming presentation software. As far back as 2003 I was experimenting with using concept mapping software to do presentations...

>This image is called 'Standing on the shoulders of Giants'. It is my son on the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland but it is accompanying this blog post because of the title and in acknowledgement of how much I have learned from two of my...

I generally try to keep quiet about this but I really dislike the term 'digital literacy'.history Part of it is due to history - we've been through a whole range of terminology starting with the change of library and information skills and computer skills to information...