Web literacies? (v0.2 beta)

In the run-up to me starting full time with the Mozilla Foundation I’ve been continuing my thinking on web literacies. The above diagram is based upon the excellent work of Michelle Levesque, my diagramming of her work, and some subsequent post-it notes. I’m thinking out loud here. Things that have changed since the last version: […]

How to focus in the age of distraction. [GRAPHIC]

(click on image for larger version hosted on author’s website) I came across the above diagram on Google+ recently. Having not posted much about productivity recently, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share something I’ve found really helpful. What I like about this is that it’s colourful, immediately obvious, and includes some stellar […]

Reconfiguring Mozilla’s Web Literacies (v0.1 alpha)

Click image to enlarge! I’ve been thinking about web literacy (or web literacies) on and off since I posted a diagram version of Michelle Levesque’s helpful first efforts. The post-it note arrangement above is the result of a burst of creativity following a migraine earlier. The structure was prompted by some things mentioned by Helen […]

Why the REMIX is at the heart of digital literacies

  Since completing my doctoral thesis on digital and new literacies, I’ve been thinking a lot about how educators can use my work in a practical way. In Chapter 9 of my thesis I come up with eight ‘essential elements’ of digital literacies, abstracted from the literature. I’ve presented these in various forms, my most […]

Trajectories of ambiguity: my first journal article.

In a move that will no doubt shock known world, I’ve decided that first-ever journal article will be both a collaborative venture and cock a snook towards traditional subject disciplines. Provisionally entitled Seven types of ambiguity and digital literacy I’m co-authoring it with my Ed.D. thesis supervisor Steve Higgins. Allegations that I’m doing so to […]

Education is easy – in theory! [visualization]

I can see now that it takes more than having passed through school as a student to understand the education system.* After all, it looks something like the diagram below, right? Of course those who have worked in educational institutions know that the above is far from the truth. Instead of, for example, research being […]

Social media, open standards & curmudgeonliness.

The problem: Harold Jarche: The increasing use of software as a service (SaaS)… is simple, easy and out of your control. Luis Suarez: I guess I could sum it up in one single sentence: “The more heavily involved I’m with the various social networking sites available out there, the more I heart my own… blogs“. […]