Session notes: Contemporary Literacy in the New Information Landscape

David Warlick, The Landmark Project Tags:
http://davidwarlick.com/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Main.RedefiningLiteracyForThe21stCentury
http://handouts.davidwarlick.com/
password for wiki: (email David)
http://landmark-project.com/sl/
Adults were taught to assume authority.
1. Go to Wikipedia to learn what it says on the topic
2. Prove the info found there is true or false – provide details
Reading –
Find it – in a digital networked landscape
http://digg.com/
Decode it – regardless of format
Evaluate it – to determine its value
Organize it – into personal digital libraries
It’s not just about reading the information but about exposing the information.
Math –
Second life –
http://secondlife.com/whatis/ virtual place that is tied to actual weather data
Taking math and using it to program second life places, hover crafts, etc.
Employing
Using numbers to manipulate everything – audio
It’s about employing information to solve problems, draw conclusions, etc.
Writing –
How do we get the message through all of the information that is out there?
Expressing compelling messages with text, images, sound, animation, and video
Express ideas compellingly – example Othello movie trailer
Lulu.com – book publishing website -
http://www.lulu.com/
The nature of information is changing
reading--exposing
math--employing
writing-- expressing
don’t forget ethics!
problems:spam _ cost the world $50 BILLION in 2005 (US - $19 billion)
We could bring HIV/Aids under control for less than $35 billion.

Ethical use of information!
Seek truth and express it
Minimize harm
Be accountable
Respect and protect information infrastructure - ideas and information
Student/Teacher code of ethics
Stop integrating technology! Integrate literacy!

Labels: n07s705, necc2007

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