Digital Literacy for the 21st Century Learner

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  • 1.Launching a Digital Literacy Program for the21st Century Learner
    The Seeds of Change Project
    Florida State College at Jacksonville
    Open Campus

2. Our Purpose Today
We will focus on the changing nature of literacy in the 21st century.
We will focus on how technology is changing the way learning occurs > Connectivism
We will show how weve applied these fundamentals to a digital literacy service-learning project.
We will challenge you to think about how you might promote digital literacy in your own institution.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
3. Twitter BackchannelConversation Welcome!
@amylizmoore @FSCJOpen
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
4. Literacy ThenLiteracy 1.0
As historically considered,
Prior to the 21st century, literacy defined a persons ability to read and write, separating the educated from the uneducated. With the advent of a new millennium and the rapidity with which technology has changed society, the concept of literacy has assumed new meanings.
Barbara R. Jones-Kavalier and Suzanne L. FlanniganConnecting the Digital Dots: Literacy of the 21st Century
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
5. Literacy Now:Literacy 2.0 and Beyond
What Hasnt Changed:
Literacy still means collecting the knowledge, analyzing, evaluating, and communicating that knowledge.
What Has Changed:
Digital and visual literacies are the next wave of communication specialization. Most people will have technologies at their fingertips not only to communicate, but to create, to manipulate, to design, to self-actualize.
Barbara R. Jones-Kavalier and Suzanne L. FlanniganConnecting the Digital Dots: Literacy of the 21st Century
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
6. The New Learning Landscape
In this new landscape, knowledge (digital, visual, computers, groups, communities of practice, personal communities, formal, informal) is distributed across a network of connections among specialized sets or information nodes.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
7. Literacy = Connectivism = Learning
The ability to construct & traverse networks.
A set of actions & experiences
Takes into account technology & networks
Responds to diminishing shelf life of knowledge (much of what we know today was not known ten years ago.)
Information flow between information and people
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
8. New Learner Requirements
Ability to draw distinctions between important and unimportant.
Ability to understand how new information can alter the landscape.
Ability to choose what to learn and understand its meaning and impact.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
9. The pipe is more important than the content within the pipe. Our ability to learn what we need for tomorrow is more important than what we need for today.
George Siemens
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
10. The Seeds of Change ProjectWhat Is It?
The Project
Summer Teen Work Program
4 week program: June 14, 2010-July, 10, 2010
Supported by the Mayors office and grant funding
Focused on engagement, learning, and application of technology skills
Intended outcome: to blend academic objectives with meaningful service to the community
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
11. The Seeds of Change ProjectWho Are the Participants?
Underemployed or unemployed, out-of-school youth ages 16-20
Majority lacking basic professional/technology skills
Number of participants: 12-15
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
12. Our Pilot Program for 2010The Partnership and the Goal
We partnered with local social entrepreneurship, City Kidz Caf, LLC to help promote their new anti-obesity program online.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
13. Our Pilot Program for 2010How We Decided to Approach the Goal
In the past, the Seeds of Change participants had been given busy work: research for the sake of research, but not toward an actual goal.
We created a student-centered program, filled with opportunities for decision-making.
Was this a risk? Some thought so, but it paid off.
Placed students in teams of similar personality types in order to create built-in comfort and support, then let the groups decide who would hold what roles and what their team portfolios would eventually look like.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
14. Our Pilot Program for 2010
The common goal providing a service to City Kidz
In order to provide this service, the students needed to know more than just how to use Facebook, but also needed the ability to create, remix, and manage digital artifacts, so they had to learn digital literacy along the way they couldnt help but learn.
Allowed students to choose their paths toward reaching a common goal - in order to create a network of understanding for the students.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
15. Transferable Skills
Google Document Collaboration
Slideshare
Carbonmade
Facebook
Youtube
Flickr
iMovie
PowerPoint
Publisher
Paint
Flipcam
Wordpress
LinkedIn
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Open Campus
16. The Seeds of Change ProjectHow Did It Work?
A Combination of Formal and Informal Learning Activities
On the formal side, we had expert guest speakers, assignments, and due dates
Explored partner business, interviewed customers and owners
Team-building activities
Portfolio contest
Hands-on lab and discovery learning
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
17. The Seeds of Change ProjectWhat Were the Goals?
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate proficiency using emerging technologies such as Internet, blogs, social networks, open source content
Recognize how to create a professional social network and associated workforce protocols
Demonstrate awareness of importance of teamwork, collaboration and professionalism in a workforce setting
*Not only were we focused on the terminal skill, but we also focused on empowering the students to think about the pros and cons of each tool they were using.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
18. The Seeds of Change ProjectWhat Were the Goals?
Program Outcomes
Strengthen business community impact
Equitable learning exchanges and shared skills between participants and business
Provide job placement opportunities
Forge new connections between informal education, youth development, and higher education
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Open Campus
19. What Did the Students Produce?
Blogs
Online Portfolios
Digital Newsletters
Video Commercials
Slideshow Presentations
Digital Art and Photography
Social Media Campaign Plans
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20. See for Yourself
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21. Parlaying Success into New Digital Literacy Initiative
Continuing Education Workshops
Social Media in the Business Environment
Partnership with Beaver Street Enterprise Center
Faculty Enrichment Sessions
In educational technology and Web 2.0 tools
Future Certification Program
For small business professionals
For online educators
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
22. How Can You Do Something Similar at Your School?
Think about How It Fits into Institutional Priorities
For us, community impact and SBU
Determining Your Audiences Needs
For us, not only mayors students, but small business owners and instructors also needed some level of digital literacy
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
23. How Can You Do Something Similar at Your School?
Choose Relevant Web 2.0 Competencies to Focus On
Social Media Fluency
Online Profile Management
Digital Marketing
Online Metrics/Measurement
Digital Media Production
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Sustaining the Program
Keep track of your successes and improvements
Create a culture of openness to Web 2.0 enrichment/continuing ed/training
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Open Campus
24. Q & A
What Questions Do You Have for Us?
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25. Resources Used to Build This Presentation
Flannigan, Suzanne and Jones-Kavalier, Barbara R. Connecting the Digital Dots: Literacy of the 21st Century
Siemens, George. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age.
Horizon Report2010 and 2011
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Open Campus
26. Thanks for Your Time.Get in Touch with Us!
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