πŸ’¬ A message from the author of ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’

Replied to A message from the author of ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ (Gumroad)

I’d be ever so grateful if you could answer one or more of these questions for me:

1. How has ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ helped you?

2. In what ways would you improve it?

3. What are you / your organisations biggest issues in the area of digital literacies at the moment?

Doug, The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies has helped me frame the way I approach technology.

I think the book would benefit from more elaborations / case studies which flesh out different uses of / interpretation with the right elements. It is also intriguing what ‘digital literacies’ means today. In particular, there seems to be a lot of discussion about ‘fluency’ as being clearer answer than ‘literacies’.

I would also include a discussion of skillsets versus mindsets. I found this interpretation useful in making sense of the elements as a framework. I do not remember that necessarily being a focus in the book.

I think biggest issue in the area of digital literacies at the moment is finding balance between the what technology can do and how it is used. I eleaborated on this in response to your recent post Technology is the name we give to stuff that doesn’t work properly yet.

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