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 book Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, which highlights, from both sides, an issue of critical importance to citizenship given the deeply polarized political and cultural scene, 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 3 — A fast write
- Exploring Digital Citizenship REQUIRED (15 pts) | Due: June 7 – Exploring the landscape
- About Rich (and Richer) Reflections Preparing you for reading activities to follow; no homework for this one.
- Readings 1 – A Domain of One’s Own REQUIRED (10 pts) | Due: June 10 – Learn about the idea of "A Domain of One's Own"
- Readings 2 – Digital Literacies REQUIRED (10 pts) | Due: June 13 – What is/are digital literacy/literacies
- Readings 3 – Web Literac(y)(ies) REQUIRED (10 pts) | Due: June 16 – Web literacy...in action.
- Readings 4 – Digital Citizenship (2.0?) REQUIRED (10 pts) | Due: June 19 – Back to the future with digital citizenship
- Back to the Future REQUIRED (10 pts) | Due: June 22 – Has your thinking changed?
- Your Choice Activities REQUIRED (up to 75 pts) | Due: June 22
How to Submit Your Collection
To submit this collection:
First, publish a blog post tagged
collection2. This post can either:
- list all the links to your Collection items
- post a link to a Page (learn more about the difference between WordPress posts and pages) on your site that has the list of links.
Second, announce your collection on Twitter using the
#nousion class tag.
I read all Twitter posts using the class tag. When I see yours, you will have successfully submitted Collection II.
Seeing Your Grade
I will provide general comments on your collection on your blog, including requests for revisions. You can see your official grade and private comments using the Grade Center in Blackboard.