How Do We Teach Digital Literacies?

Mike, Dan, and Melissa discuss the work of Dr Douglas Belshaw on “digital literacies” based on a recent talk Mike attended at the Ithaka The Next Wave Conference on the future of Higher Education in New York

Is “digital literacy” a monolithic, binary thing or is it a set of mindsets and skillsets that are best understood on continua? How does this relate to “surveillance capitalism” and the pervasive revenue models of many of the dominant digital platforms of the 21st Century?

How much of this is learnable and teachable and who is best-positioned to provide education about all of this?

We dig all of this on this week’s show and look forward to diving back in more in the future.

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