December 19, 2014

New Briefing Paper Looks at JISC’s Work in Developing Digital Literacy

Developing_Digital_Literacies.pdf

A look at the work being done by JISC in the UK. Universities and colleges have an increasing responsibility to develop digitally literate graduates in order to meet student expectations and the demands of employers, in addition to addressing wider concerns regarding the competitiveness of the UK workforce in global markets. There is also a […]

WebJunction Receives $250,000 IMLS Grant to Support Libraries’ Roles in National Broadband Adoption Efforts

From Today’s Announcement: Today the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced a $250,000 award to WebJunction to work with state libraries in Illinois, Mississippi, and West Virginia; federal policy makers; and the national nonprofit Connect2Compete to help national digital literacy efforts effectively work with libraries to plan for and deliver digital literacy training. […]

The Study About IE Users Being Dumber than Opera and Chrome Users Was a Hoax

Here’s yet another reminder to question and consider about what you read as to source, currency, etc. Basically, does it sound fake. Does it sound to good to be true. Yes, common sense.  However,  common sense can also be assisted by great info and digital literacy skills that are more important now than ever before. […]

"Korean Teens Top Tests of Digital Literacy Skills"

Direct to OECD Report News Release PISA 2009 Results: Students On Line tasked students with evaluating information on the Internet, assessing its credibility and navigating webpages to test their digital reading performance. Students from 16 OECD countries took part – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, […]

Statistics: "Daily Deluge of Digital Data Expected to Get Even Worse"

Resources From EMC.com (Sponsors of the Report) 1. Summary/News Release/Findings 2. Infographic: The Digital Universe Study 3. Infographic: Data Management Increase, Need for IT Workers From a San Francisco Chronicle/Bloomberg Article: A study released [on Monday] quantifies how quickly the digital universe is expanding. The world’s information is doubling every two years, with an astonishing […]

DigitalLiteracy.gov Launches and We're Disappointed (Things Can Only Get Better)

Earlier today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (part of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce) launched its DigitalLiteracy.gov portal. You can read about the site here. This is a great idea and an important resource that either the government or some organization that deals with information access should have developed years ago. We’re glad the […]

ALA: "OITP Digital Literacy Task Force Is Up and Running" + A Few Comments

We Share a Few Thoughts About Digital Literacy After this Announcement From ALA: The Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) advisory committee authorized a Digital Literacy Task Force during the 2011 Midwinter meeting. To that end, OITP staff has been working with its advisory committee, AASL, PLA, ACRL, LITA, OLOS’ Committee on Literacy, and the […]