v0.5 of ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ now available! [E-BOOK]

The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

I’m pleased to announce the latest iteration of my e-book The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies is now available. This takes it to v0.5!

Those who invested in previous versions have already received their free update, according to the OpenBeta process I devised. I’ve decided that all profits from this book will go to the #LettingGrow campaign.

You can invest in v0.5 and then get every update to v1.0 by clicking below:


This book has now reached v0.6 – click here


What’s included in this version?

  • Preface
  • Contents page
  • Chapter 2 – What’s the problem?
  • Chapter 3 – Everything is ambiguous
  • Chapter 4 – Why existing models of digital literacy don’t wory (*NEW!*)
  • Chapter 5 – The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

If you buy into the book now, you’ll receive the rest of the chapters as I write them – free!

Got questions? I probably answered them in this post announcing the e-book!

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v0.4 of ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ now available! [E-BOOK]

The Essential Elements of Digital LiteraciesI’m pretty much on schedule with the writing of my new e-book The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies. This post it to announce that v0.4 is now available!

Those who invested in previous versions have already received their free update, according to the OpenBeta process I devised.

You can invest in v0.4 and then get every update to v1.0 by clicking below:

 


[click through to v0.5 to purchase!]


What’s included in this version?

  • Preface
  • Contents page
  • Chapter 2 – What’s the problem?
  • Chapter 3 – Everything is ambiguous (*NEW!*)
  • Chapter 5 – The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

If you buy into the book now, you’ll receive the rest of the chapters as I write them – free!

Got questions? I probably answered them in this post announcing the e-book!

 

Digital literacies and why they’re important… for everyone!

(can’t see the video? click here!)

Nigel Robertson (@easegill) works at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. A few weeks back he asked if I’d have time to put together a short video about digital literacies for Digital Literacy @ Waikato Awareness Week.

He asked very nicely, so I looked at my calendar and carved out some time yesterday to put the above video together. It only took about 45 minutes from beginning (shooting the video) to end (starting upload to YouTube). My wife thinks it’s OK so it can’t be too bad!

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v0.3 of ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ now available! [E-BOOK]

Version 0.4 is now available! Click here


The Essential Elements of Digital LiteraciesAs promised, I’ve finished version 0.3 of my e-book The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies before the end of July!

Those who invested in v0.2 have already received their update, according to the OpenBeta process I devised.

You can invest in v0.3 and then get every update to v1.0 by clicking below:

 


 

 

 

 


What’s included in this version?

  • Contents page
  • Chapter 2 – What’s the problem? (*NEW!*)
  • Chapter 5 – The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

If you buy into the book now, you’ll receive the rest of the chapters as I write them – free!

More questions? I probably answered them in this post announcing the e-book!

 

Web literacies? (v0.2 beta)

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:

  • Move from ‘web literacy’ to ‘web literacies’
  • Themes (exploring, connecting, building, protecting) organised hierarchically
  • Removal of ‘calling APIs’, ‘manipulating data’ and so on
  • Update: The colours no longer mean anything (thanks @PatParslow!)

I realise that the last of these could be contentious. The reason I’ve removed these more technical aspects has nothing to do with whether I think they’re important. Of course they are.

It’s just that if you start from the endpoint of describing someone who’s ‘web literate’ I think it’s entirely possible not to be able to ‘call an API’ yet still be web literate.

What do you think?

I’d really appreciate some feedback – this is still very early work! 🙂

 

Two presentations (#TELIC1 & #iDragon) [VIDEO]

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TELIC1: The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies from Doug Belshaw on Vimeo.

I was asked to do virtually keynote for Sheffield Hallam University’s TELIC student conference. You can see the result here or embedded above. Slides can be found here (over 10,000 views in 24 hours after being featured on the Slideshare homepage!)

In addition, I presented on Open Badges at the JISC RSC Scotland conference on Friday. It was livestreamed so I’m guessing there’ll be a video recording somewhere. Until then, slides here or embedded below!

 
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