Thursday, 1 October 2020

NSWALNC Reading Group - Digital Literacy: what, where and in whose interest? Presented by Jill Finch - 5.30pm 15 Oct 2020

You are invited to a presentation on Digital Literacy by Jill Finch, experienced adult literacy teacher, policy activist and wonderful colleague to many of us, followed by a discussion of a reading by digital literacy scholars Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel.

Date: Thursday 15 October, 2020

Time: 5.30 - 7 pm

Where: on Zoom 

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Please find the abstract for the session below.

Digital literacy: what, where, and in whose interest? 

Even before the "C word" hit this year, digital literacy and online delivery were looming large in our LLN world. Now they are front and centre. But the change has been abrupt, and most of us don’t yet have a clear shared understanding of what digital literacy is, or what the big issues are moving forward. 

This session will look at some questions about digital literacy teaching and learning in different settings in community, college, and workplace.  

  • What exactly do we mean by digital literacy? (Or literacies….? ) And who is 'we' here? 
  • What makes it different from teaching print literacy?  
  • What models or metaphors are we using? (Toolbox? Toyshop?) 
  • What risks and issues do we need to be thinking about? 
  • What adult education touchstones can we draw on? 

Reading for discussion:

Lankshear & Knobel 2015  Digital Literacy and Digital Literacies: Policy, Pedagogy and Research Considerations for Education, published in theNordic Journal of Digital Literacy.