Essential Elements of Digital Literacies (preview)

v0.7 of ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ now available! [E-BOOK]

The Essential Elements of Digital LiteraciesI’m delighted to announce that the latest iteration of my e-book The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies is now available. This takes us to v0.7!

Those who invested in previous versions have already received their free update, according to the OpenBeta process I devised. Or at least they should have done – ping me if not. 🙂

You can invest in v0.7 and then get every update to v1.0 by clicking below:


Invest now (£4.50) and get each chapter as it’s completed FREE!


What’s included in this version?

  • Preface
  • Contents page
  • Chapter 2 – What’s the problem?
  • Chapter 3 – Everything is ambiguous
  • Chapter 4 – Why existing models of digital literacy don’t wory
  • Chapter 5 – The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies
  • Chapter 6 – Curiosity created the LOLcat
  • Chapter 7 – Remix: the heart of digital literacies (*NEW!*)

This chapter has a nice mix of theory and practical suggestions about how to get started improving your digital literacies by remixing stuff online. If you buy into the book now, you’ll receive the rest of the chapters as I write them – free!

Got questions? I might have answered them in this post announcing the e-book!

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Zen and the Art of Digital Literacies [video + article]

About this time last year, the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) kindly invited me over to keynote their annual conference. I had a great time and presented on Zen and the Art of Digital Literacies.

Subsequently, I was asked to write it up as an article for the inaugural issue of the ILTA’s journal, which has been published recently. They’ve done a really nice job of creating a responsive, web-native, open-access journal that also include the video of me presenting.

Check it out here: http://journal.ilta.ie/2013/05/21/zen-and-the-art-of-digital-literacies/

(you should also take time to go through the other articles in the issue)

Essential Elements of Digital Literacies (preview)

v0.6 of ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ now available! [E-BOOK]

The Essential Elements of Digital LiteraciesI’m pleased to announce the latest iteration of my e-book The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies is now available. We’re now at v0.6!

Those who invested in previous versions have already received their free update, according to the OpenBeta process I devised. As I’ve already stated, all profits from this book will go to the #LettingGrow campaign.

You can invest in v0.6 and then get every update to v1.0 by clicking below:


This book has now reached v0.7 – click here


What’s included in this version?

  • Preface
  • Contents page
  • Chapter 2 – What’s the problem?
  • Chapter 3 – Everything is ambiguous
  • Chapter 4 – Why existing models of digital literacy don’t wory
  • Chapter 5 – The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies
  • Chapter 6 – Curiosity created the LOLcat (*NEW!*)

This has probably been the chapter that’s been the most fun to write, especially given that it contains some of my favourite memes like Success Kid and Y U NO guy. If you buy into the book now, you’ll receive the rest of the chapters as I write them – free!

Got questions? I probably answered them in this post announcing the e-book!

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Doug in Web Literacy lab coat at MozFest

Two online gatherings you should be part of (today/tomorrow)

Earlier this week I led an #etmooc session on Digital Literacies. The slides for that are here and the video, audio, chat and etherpad archive can be found here. I’m involved in another couple of online gathering-type things in the new literacies arena this week that may also be of interest.

1. Twitter chat for #etmooc

I’m following up the above Digital Literacies #etmooc session with a Twitter chat at 10am PST / 3pm EST / 8pm GMT tomorrow night (Wednesday 20th February 2013). You don’t really need to do anything apart from follow the #etmooc hashtag and tweet accordingly.

2. Web Literacy standard online gathering

A couple of weeks ago we had a great kick-off online gathering for Mozilla’s upcoming work around a new, open learning standard for Web Literacy. There were many who couldn’t attend so we’re running the session again this Thursday (21st February 2013) at  9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT.

Further details are at http://weblitstd2.eventbrite.com. The recording of the previous session, along with some of my thoughts around the subject can be found here.

I’d love to see your name pop up at either or both of these events. Do take part if you can! 🙂

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The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies (preview)

v0.5 of ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ now available! [E-BOOK]

The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

I’m pleased to announce the latest iteration of my e-book The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies is now available. This takes it to v0.5!

Those who invested in previous versions have already received their free update, according to the OpenBeta process I devised. I’ve decided that all profits from this book will go to the #LettingGrow campaign.

You can invest in v0.5 and then get every update to v1.0 by clicking below:


This book has now reached v0.6 – click here


What’s included in this version?

  • Preface
  • Contents page
  • Chapter 2 – What’s the problem?
  • Chapter 3 – Everything is ambiguous
  • Chapter 4 – Why existing models of digital literacy don’t wory (*NEW!*)
  • Chapter 5 – The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

If you buy into the book now, you’ll receive the rest of the chapters as I write them – free!

Got questions? I probably answered them in this post announcing the e-book!

Image CC BY pranav

v0.4 of ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ now available! [E-BOOK]

The Essential Elements of Digital LiteraciesI’m pretty much on schedule with the writing of my new e-book The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies. This post it to announce that v0.4 is now available!

Those who invested in previous versions have already received their free update, according to the OpenBeta process I devised.

You can invest in v0.4 and then get every update to v1.0 by clicking below:

 


[click through to v0.5 to purchase!]


What’s included in this version?

  • Preface
  • Contents page
  • Chapter 2 – What’s the problem?
  • Chapter 3 – Everything is ambiguous (*NEW!*)
  • Chapter 5 – The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

If you buy into the book now, you’ll receive the rest of the chapters as I write them – free!

Got questions? I probably answered them in this post announcing the e-book!