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 […]

[RECORDING] Connected Learning webinar on Open Badges

I was delighted to be asked to participate in a DML Central Connected Learning Google+ hangout about Open Badges yesterday. The recording should be embedded above, but if not try clicking here. The session featured a presentation by Erin Knight, Senior Director of Learning at the Mozilla Foundation, and was facilitated by Howard Rheingold. If […]

v0.2 of ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ now available!

***Version 0.3 now available!*** Right on schedule, I’m delighted to announce that version 0.2 of my e-book The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies is now available! Those who invested in v0.1 have already received their update, according to the OpenBeta process I devised. You can invest in v0.2 and then get every update to v1.0 […]

100 people have now bought in to my e-book on digital literacies!

Wow. 100 people. One hundred people. Every one of them has parted with money on the promise that by the end of the year I’ll deliver an e-book to them about digital literacies. They’ve bought in to v0.1 which consists of little more than an explanation of the project. It’s all part of the OpenBeta […]

#TEDxWarwick: The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

Update: the video of my talk is now available! TEDx Warwick: The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies View more presentations from Doug Belshaw As this post goes live I’ll be delivering my talk at TEDx Warwick. <gulp!> I wanted to take the opportunity to point towards the stuff that I didn’t managed to cram into […]

The story behind 3 presentations: #cetis12, #dml2012 and #TEDxWarwick

Update: slides and audio for #cetis12 presentation now available! Apologies for the relative drought here over the past couple of weeks. I’ve been working hard on some presentations that I think you’ll want to see. You know what? I’ve been at JISC infoNet almost two years now but something I’m still getting to grips with […]

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 […]

Announcing my new e-book: ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ (#digilit)

I’m excited to announce that I’ve decided to start writing another e-book. I want to communicate what I’ve learned during my doctoral studies in a way free from academic constraints. I want to empower educators. The e-book is going to be called The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies and I shall be employing the OpenBeta […]