On the important differences between literacies, skills and competencies.

I’ve currently knee-deep in web literacies stuff for Mozilla. Or should that be web skills? Or perhaps web competencies? It’s a complex, contested, and nuanced area. The differences between literacies, skills and competencies shouldn’t merely be glossed over and ignored. These differences are important. Let me explain. Literacies Literacy is the ability to read and […]

Why e-safety isn’t part of digital literacy (and never will be).

Increasingly, I’m realising that there are unsaid words that precede almost any statement involving a connotative element. What are those words? Let me tell you a story… Given the potential for almost any word in any language to be used metaphorically, storytelling is happening pretty much most of the time. So here’s my story. Digital […]