Theme: Digital Citizenship, Digital Literacy, Life Online, Oh My!
The theme for the next three weeks of the course is digital citizenship (whatever that might be) and digital literacy/fluency (if they exist). You’ll begin with some “readings” in and around the foundations of digital citizenship as well as exploring some of the many models that have been proposed. Then you’ll spend time with Doug Belshaw’s book The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies and Michael Caulfield’s new book Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, which highlights, from both sides, an issue of critical importance to citizenship given the recent presidential election, the explosion in fake/suspicious/questionable news, etc.
Remember, all of this will ultimately be a part of your not-so-final project in which you will tell all of us, among other things, what you now think digital citizenship and digital literacy mean and how you plan to integrate those ideas into your life and work.
Complete the following required activities and your choice of the optional activities totaling up to 150 points.
- Where Are You Now? REQUIRED (10 pts) | Due: June 6 --- A fast write
- Exploring Digital Citizenship REQUIRED (15 pts) | Due: June 10 --- Exploring the landscape
- Essential Elements of Digital Literacy: I REQUIRED (20 pts) | Due: June 14 --- Reading/reflecting on Essential Elements of Digital Literacies (Chap. 1-5)
- Essential Elements of Digital Literacy: II REQUIRED (25 pts) | Due: June 18 --- Reading/reflecting on Essential Elements of Digital Literacies (Chap. 6-9)
- Gearing Up for Annotation REQUIRED (5 pts) | Due: June 21 --- Preparing to read, think and write.
- Web Literacy REQUIRED (25 pts) | Due June 25 --- Read and annotate Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers
- Your Choice Assignments YOUR CHOICE (up to 50pts) | Due: June 25
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