Saturday, December 09, 2006

Digital learning

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In ‘Confronting the challenges of participatory culture in the 21st Century’, Henry Jenkins sets an agenda for media education which includes something called ‘media literacy’. On page 19, he briefly explores this idea – his idea of textual literacy embraces visual, digital and audiovisual media, but he stresses the importance of written language in new online participatory environments. I’m heartened to read someone else arguing the case! He’s also suggesting a set of new skills – his list is: play, performance, simulation, appropriation, multi-tasking, distributive cognition, collective intelligence, judgement, transmedia navigation, networking, negotiation. I’m still mulling over this list, wondering to what extent they can be reduced to skills. Anyway this is the Digital Learning paper.

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