Some of the results from the TLT Summer Faculty Fellows are starting to flow out. I can’t even tell you how much great stuff came to life working with Stuart Selber, Chris Long, Carla Zembal-Saul, and Ellysa Stern Cahoy! Just an awesome summer.
I’ll pull a real post about it together in the coming days (or weeks). For now, a pointer to an article from the TLT site on Cahoy’s work written by our own Mary Janzen (who is a killer blogger in her own right). So much of what these four investigated with us this Summer will form the basis fo much of our work the next couple of years.
Cahoy calls the combination of literacy skills she has been investigating “digital literacy.” Digital literacy is “a merging of several literacies, including information literacy, technology literacy, media literacy, and visual literacy,” she explains, “and also incorporates new skills that students will need to succeed when they graduate and enter the workplace. This includes content creation skills like podcasting, video creation, and blogging. Digital literacies help students learn how to use information ethically to create new works that are collaborative, socially driven, and contain a powerful message.”