What are digital literacies in today’s world? Have we moved past information literacy alone? What other digital skills do our students need for personal, professional, and civic lives in the emerging digital ecosystem that is fundamentally shaped by networks and that is increasingly driven by data and algorithms that personalize information for users and inform human judgment?
What standards or frameworks do you use? Here are a few examples:
- Information Literacy: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). “Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.” Accessed January 4, 2016. www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework
- Data Literacy: Carlson, Jake R.; Fosmire, Michael; Miller, Chris; and Sapp Nelson, Megan R. “Determining Data Information Literacy Needs: A Study of Students and Research Faculty” (2011). Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research. Paper 23. docs.lib.purdue.edu/lib_fsdocs/23.
- Multimodal Literacy: See examples here: Kuhn, Virginia. “Multimodal.” Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, Jentery Sayers (Eds.), Accessed January 4, 2016. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments. digitalpedagogy.commons.mla.org/keywords/multimodal/ and github.com/curateteaching/digitalpedagogy/blob/master/keywords/multimodal.md
- Multiliteracies: Clement, T.E., 2013. Multiliteracies in the Undergraduate Digital Humanities Curriculum: Skills, Principles, and Habits of Mind, in: Hirsch, B. (Ed.), Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, England. www.openbookpublishers.com/reader/161 and
New London Group, 1996. A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures. Harvard Educational Review 66, 60–92.