Sunday, 21 August 2016

Learner Needs in a Digital Teaching Environment

Learners entering the education environment need to be able to develop the skills and knowledge to prepare for employment later in life. By today’s standards, learners are entering education to prepare for future employment for jobs that do not yet exist.  Education and employment needs are changing as the world evolves technologically.  As teachers, we need to provide this knowledge to all our learners (including ourselves).

Thursday, 18 August 2016

The Practitioner's Journey Towards Digital Literacy

Lessons learned:

The possibilities of digital literacy in the teaching environment are well documented and becoming more so. It’s still a subject that is relatively new. Just Google it; the information changes from day to day as the subject continues to grow. Even so, the benefits it brings to learners is another subject that continues to develop. 

However, there is no long-term study as to whether or not “digital learning” will have a positive impact on academic and social development.  There is research being gathered at this time; but the research is still in progress. Time will tell regarding those benefits. Perhaps less common as a topic might be the benefits of digital literacy for teachers.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Digital Literacy & Some "Novel" Friends

Digital Literacy & Some "Novel" Friends


Modern technology is an amazing thing. Anyone with a computer and Internet access can become an electronic publisher (just look at this blog). While the Web explodes with information, finding the information you want all comes down to doing research and using the Web to the fullest advantage. Whether it be for marketing purposes, social connections, research, photography, videos or writing, the Web is an equal opportunity provider - everyone has great opportunities just a mouse click away. 

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Birthday Wishes and Social Media

I recently celebrated a birthday. I had to do the maths to remember exactly how old I was turning and was disappointed to discover I was going to be a year older than I had thought. [Sigh] It’s happening…I am getting old(er).

Application of Knowledge: Digital Literacy Skills Checklist

Knowledge is really about the accumulation of facts and ideas that we acquire through study, research, investigation, observation, or exp...