Literacy Archive

This Week in Webmaker Training: Exploring

Over at Webmaker Training we’re working together to learn how to #TeachTheWeb. On Monday, May 12th, we launched the first course on Exploring the methodologies behind Webmaker – including Making as Learning, Connected Learning and the Open Web. This is how YOU can participate: Here’s how others are participating I strongly encourage you to go [&hellip

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Webmaker Training: Why Modular?

I’m a serial MOOC dropout. My most recent dropout experience (though I keep saying I’m going to go back) is from Harvard’s CS50 course. I never took Computer Science, I just taught myself how to make the web. I had a knack for it, I accessed and consumed thousands of articles and tutorials and tidbits [&hellip

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The Road to [Term TBD]: Semantics are fun.

Everybody knows that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. There’s proof. But sometimes point A and point B are so obscured from each other that you have to use a series of straight lines that navigate through all the crazy between the two points. In this blog post, point A is [&hellip

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1.6 Definitions

1.6.1 Defining Web Literacies: The Semantic Argument There have been numerous studies which examine the nuances between differing definitions of so-called new literacies (Pinto, Cordon, & Gomez Diaz, 2010). Since the first use of the term “information literacy” in 19741 (Pinto et al., 2010), varying terminology has been used to define the ability to find, [&hellip

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1.4 Research Methodology

This thesis uses a pragmatic approach. The goal of this paper is to contribute new ideas to media education through the scholarly review of education theory as applied to web literacies and curriculum design. Or to put it very simply, the goal of this paper is to link theory and practice. The use of the [&hellip

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Web Literacy Models (Theory)

I’ll admit it, it probably seems like an exercise in futility what I’m doing here, but I assure you – it’s not. It is a necessary evil to understand and define the relationships between the different learning modules in a course. It’s required to create curriculum that covers all your bases, or, in the case [&hellip

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