Computer skills to last a lifetime, not just until the next software version

If I had a pound for every list of “21st century skills/competences/literacies” I’ve seen recently…. But still, Jakob Nielsen makes some telling points about the need to move away from the old application-centric way of teaching people to use computers (is anyone still using the European Computer Driving Licence? what value does that accreditation have … Continue reading

Tomorrow’s London meet-up has Andrew Davis (MySpace, BBC,EdExcel) on why teachers need to understand social media

Looking forward to this – Thanks to Lucy Johnson (@clumie on Amplify or @creativeducator on Twitter) for setting this up! Clipped from http://www.meetup.com Andrew Davis on applying social media to help schools and educational institutes We’ve invited Andrew Davis of Edexel, Myspace and the BBC to come and chat to us. Andrew is is the … Continue reading

“Learn to exercise mindful deployment of yr attention online to become a critical consumer of media” @hrheingold

Howard Rheingold gives latest thoughts on the “five social media literacies”, focusing mainly on attention, and also explaining some of his own teaching practice. See also comparison with Guy Claxton’s characteristics of a confident explorer/researcher http://alchemi.co.uk/archives/ide/progressive_aus.html#literacies Clipped from http://www.educause.edu Social media—networked digital media such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and wikis—enable people to socialize, organize, learn, … Continue reading