Category: Presentations

Video of my Hybrid Days presentation about digital literacies now available!

After a few technical problems I managed to present to the Hybrid Days conference last night. You can catch up by watching the (slightly out-of-sync) video below. More about the conference and links to my slides can be in my previous post:

Watch live streaming video from hybriddays at livestream.com

If the video from Livestream doesn’t show up above for whatever reason, click through for an archive.org backup.

Come and ask me questions LIVE at my Hybrid Days presentation on digital literacies.

I was delighted to be approached a few months ago to be part of the Hybrid Days conference that’s been going on recently. This video gives a useful overview:

What is Hybrid Days? from Hybrid Days on Vimeo.

My presentation is entitled How to Develop Digital Literacies in Yourself and Others and I’ll be delivering it via the official Hybrid Days Livestream channel at 20:00 GMT on Saturday 26th November 2011.

Do join me if you can!

Speaking in Lolcats: What Literacy Means in teh Digital Era

In 2009, Stephen Downes gave several presentations entitled Speaking in Lolcats. He put forward three theses:

  1. That New Media is a new vocabulary (and therefore people canĀ literally speak in Lolcats)
  2. That languages can be understood analytically through a semantic framework
  3. That 21st century skills are languages (not just content + skills + tools)

Of particular interest are the six elements of ‘literacy in teh digital era’ identified by Downes:

  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Cognition
  • Context
  • Change

The talk is just over an hour with another twenty minutes or so of Q&A. Well worth listening to with the slides in front of you. Doug’s mindmap notes are here.

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