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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!

How to Develop Digital Literacies in Yourself and Others [PRESENTATION]

On Saturday I’m presenting on the topic of How to Develop Digital Literacies in Yourself and Others as part of the Hybrid Days conference. It’s actually the first place I found out about Open Badges!

I’d really like your feedback on this presentation before I deliver it.

What works? What have I missed?

Update: View my delivery of this presentation here

Getting started with Digital Literacies [Presentation]

Hot on the heels of my Ed.D. thesis submission, the presentation below (click through if you don’t see it!) will hopefully be of help some of those looking to grapple with developing digital literacies in their institution or organization.

This builds on my previous presentation, The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies which was created for a conference. 🙂

How do you define attendance? [JISC Inform article]

How do you define attendance?

I promised recently to make it easier for people to easily find out the multiple places online that I publish my research and writing. Some of those places, however, constitute one-offs: contributions to magazines or books for example.

At the JISC Conference 2011 I presented with JISC Digital Media on Using Digital Media to Improve Teaching and Learning. I made the point that we need to change what we mean by ‘attendance’ (Slideshare deck below – click through if you don’t see it)

Nicola Yeeles from JISC was in the audience that day and subsequently interviewed me in May. It’s finally made it’s way into a very nicely set-out piece in JISC Inform, the online magazine for the Further and Higher Education sectors in the UK. I especially like the way it includes some audio snippets from the interview itself.

Well worth a read (even if I do say so myself!) if you need some ammunition as to why the dynamics of the classroom need to change.

The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies (#digilit)

Soon after Grace, my daughter, was born earlier this year I was invited to Australia to keynote the Association of Independent Schools, New South Wales ICT Managers’ Conference. At the time, Grace was having some problems with lactose intolerance and so I couldn’t commit to being the other side of the world. The organisers still wanted me to present and so I produced the above ‘TELL Talk’ on The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies along with giving a 50-minute workshop on the same subject.

It felt a bit strange getting dressed to present at 2am in the morning to co-ordinate with their schedule but the technology worked well and the session seemed to be well-received.

If you’d like me to present either virtually or in person at your conference or event, do check out my presentations section and get in touch!

Update: watch the Zipcast of my presentation here

I Got 99 Problems But a Workflow Ain’t One.

It’s the Support Northumbria Conference today. As JISC infoNet is hosted by Northumbria University (we’re ‘based’ in Academic Services) we presented there together as a team.

I haven’t asked my colleagues if I can use the slides from their part of the presentation and, indeed, some of it was video – so I’ve only included my small section below:

What I was trying to get across was the following:

  1. Most people assume that people see the world in the same way as them – and that applies to others in their department/school/institution. Newsflash: they don’t.
  2. We need to be able to define our role in the simplest terms possible and then understand how it fits in with the rest of the team/institution.
  3. Feedback is crucial to improvement. Top sportsmen and women get constant feedback (and have done since they were very small). We get it once a year in a performance review if we leave it up to others.
  4. Mapping workflows seems like a thing that leaders and line managers do, but why wait for them? It’s core to your role, your department’s role and your institution’s role. Do it. Be empowered!

Exploring Mobile: Considerations and Opportunities

I’m presenting with Zak Mensah of JISC Digital Media at the Plymouth e-Learning Conference today. Our slides are below, for what it’s worth (given that there’ll be plenty of audience interaction!)

HOWTO: Create a clickable tag cloud using Tagul

I’ve been asked several times now how I created the clickable tag cloud on the OER infoKit. To save having to explain myself lots of times (and to make others aware that it’s possible) I created this guide (be sure to click Menu/View Fullscreen):

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 can 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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