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New Literacy in the Web 2.0 World

The presentation discusses emerging literacies and argues that school curriculum mus tbe revised to teach students to manage information, make meaning from multimodal text and represent knowledge and information. The session also introduces an idea of social networking literacy.

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New Literacy in the Web 2.0 World

  1. 1.   Literacy in the Web 2.0 World (New Literacy) Daniel Churchill This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Hong Kong License Background image source: Flickr by  Noah Sussman
  2. 2. Welcome! Dr. Daniel Churchill Room 116, Runme Shaw Building The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong Email: dchurch@hku.hk Web: http://www.learnactivity.com  Tel: +852 28591141
  3. 3. 20 Year Ego ► No Internet ► No Windows ► No many computers around ► No MP player ► No Digital Cameras ► No PNP, no Nintendo ► No Blogs, Youtube, Facebook ► No many other artifacts that are part students’ life  today Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/futurestreet/
  4. 4. Central Thesis • Emerging technologies create new  possibilities, practices and demands • These challenge traditional conception of ‘a  literate person’ while making outdated what is  traditionally taught in schools • ‘Literacy’ as in the ‘new literacy’ is a metaphor  for essential abilities required today to shape  and communicate meanings, develop oneself,  and participate in a society.  
  5. 5. Other Emerging Literacies? • Health Literacy • Economic Literacy • Multicultural Literacy • Environmental Literacy • Human Conditions Literacy 
  6. 6. Levels of New Literacy
  7. 7. What is Web 2.0? Web2.0 as a metaphor, a paradigm shift, a new popular culture (cyberculture) Blog    Wiki    Podcast    RSS    Feeds     Video Sharing      Social Bookmarking    Social Networking    Workspaces  Portfolios    Mobile W2   Google Docs   Flickr   Youtube  Twitter   Ning    Facebook   MySpace   Zoho   Blogger   Technorati Bloglines  Diigo    YakPak   Teacher Tube   Delicious   Hi5   Picasa    Wikipedia   Google Earth   Skype   Ebay   Amazon   Odeo   …     
  8. 8. Web 2.0 • User control of information • Web as a point of presence • Web as a social environments • Web as a platform • New forms of expressions • Read more at  http://docs.google.com/View?id=dcvb5vzv_571dtmscxhp   
  9. 9. Important Areas • Managing Information – harvesting, searching,  digging, leveraging collective intelligence,  community plumbing, bookmarking, tagging,  subscribing • Consuming information – visual, multimodal,  interactive, using tools • Designing information – blogging, digital  storytelling, copyright awareness,  representing, authoring, mashing • Social Networking Literacy
  10. 10. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/
  11. 11. Growth of Information • Google trillionth addresses http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/23/technology/internet/23search.html?_r=2  • Millions of:  – Your tube videos – Blog posts  – Wikipedia articles – Flickr Images, – Bookmarks, Slides, Voicethreads – Other stuff (podcasts, mindmaps, cartoons, items for sale)   • Over 1b Internet users (300m in China, 170m mobile  internet users) http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/world/asia/15beijing.html?_r=3&ref=technology 
  12. 12. Information Seeking Strategies – Google classroom posters: http://www.google.com/educators/posters.html  – Google lesson plans:  http://www.google.com/educators/activities.html – Other Google Searches: Blog Search, Books and  Scholar – 
  13. 13. http://risal.cite.hku.hk
  14. 14. Information Seeking Strategies • And there is more, e.g., • Visual Search http://www.eyeplorer.com/  • Wiki search engine: http://www.qwika.com/  • Search for mind maps: http://www.mindmapsearch.org/ • Search with other devices 
  15. 15. Managing Information Profiling and subscribing for information… Product Podcasts Information News Aggregator Music Something Video Else
  16. 16. Multimodal Information • Traditional literacy focuses on R-W-S-L  (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) • New literacy expands this to include Viewing  and Representing through ‘multimodal text’
  17. 17. Multimodal Text Source http://www.albertocairo.com/jomc/projects/lindsay1.html
  18. 18. META INFORMATION Source: http://newsmap.jp/ 
  19. 19. Pop-up Books http://www.robertsabuda.com/
  20. 20. WebQuests and ActiveLessons • http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/oceanpollu  
  21. 21. Minard’s Map
  22. 22. Minard’ Map – Interactivity and  Visualization
  23. 23. Interactivity • Contemporary technology brings visualization  to much higher level by enabling interactivity • In addition, through technology it is possible  to create dynamic and animated displays and  to add other modalities such as audio.  • Also, meta-information extends meanings
  24. 24. Growth of Digital Information
  25. 25. Creating Digital Content • Blogs (e.g., Blogger) • Wikies (e.g., Wikispaces) • Web-as-a-platform applications (e.g.,  GoogleDocs) • Podcasting (e.g., Gcast) • Digital Storytelling (e.g., Voicethread) • Mashing -- Mixing and re-mixing existing  resources and media to create new resources
  26. 26. Remixing  • Why is the Rum Gone? – Remix http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JImcvtJzIK8&feature=related  • The Dark Night (Batman)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sYBqhOEdRQ&feature=related 
  27. 27. Copyright in Digital Age • Traditional copyright? • Why is copyright important in the digital age? • Creative Commons
  28. 28. Social Networking Literacy
  29. 29. Source: Gauravonomics from Flickr. Data from Wave 3 of the Power of the People Social Media Tracker by Universal McCann
  30. 30. Mobile Phones Source: https://digitalcommons.georgetown.edu/blogs/isdyahoofellow/category/bric/page/2/
  31. 31. Bullying • Name-calling, spreading rumors, excluding  people and turning someone’s friends against  them, abusive messages, racist comments,  gender and sexual orientation comments  (e.g., calling someone a homosexual), etc… • Last year 69% of young people said they'd  been bullied… but • In a survey 83% of teachers said they hadn't  seen bullying in the last 12 months Source:  National Bullying Survey 2006 
  32. 32. Example • Thirteen-year-old suffered from cyber bullying for six months.  She said:  quot;They were making me feel alone, like I had nobody, making  me feel worthless. They dedicated whole web pages about  how much they hated me and a couple of hate mail sites… I  even thought about taking my own life because I thought I  had nothing to live for.” Source BBC News:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/health/newsid_7921000/7921  
  33. 33. Let’s check these… • You newer know who you are chatting to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZHq4CQekTY  • Also check Megan Meier Story  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw2FG-Fwpek&feature=related 
  34. 34. Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4961768.stm
  35. 35. Social Networking Literacy • Ability to interact with other is cyberspace in  specific ways that are ethical, beneficial to  other and beneficial to self.   • Developing strategic alliances and engaging in  uses of collaborative tools  • Awareness of dangerous as well as  responsibilities, knowledge of socially  acceptable behavior in cyberspace • Understanding privacy issues 
  36. 36. Modified image from : http://www.cameraposition.com/archives/77 
  37. 37. 21st century learning
  38. 38. Focus Questions? •  What are roles of  teacher librarians in  promoting  integration of new  literacies in the  curriculum? Source: http://bivdu.blogspot.com/2009/03/english-is- based-on-26-characters.html