Recap: The last post defines digital literacies as the ability to to comprehend information in a variety of digital environments to create and remix content to communicate appropriately in digital contexts to develop more confidence and comfort in online participation to be able to evaluate and critique resources. (Belshaw, 2011) This post will examine how […]Read more "Incorporating digital literacies into an EAP curriculum Part 2 – How"
What are digital literacies? In his “What is digital literacy? A pragmatic investigation” (2011), Belshaw’s analyzes different dimensions of digital literacy. This includes the ability to comprehend information presented in a variety of digital environments, to create and remix content, to communicate appropriately in digital contexts, to develop more confidence and comfort in online participation, […]Read more "Incorporating digital literacies into an EAP curriculum Part 1 – What and Why?"
One thing you can do to make your Moodle course more social is by adding a Twitter List. Twitter lists consist of the posts or tweets by a group of Twitter users that you have selected for your students. In other words, the twitter list is a curated list of posts. For instance, in my […]Read more "How to make your Moodle more social with a Twitter List"
In his 2008 book, Global Achievement Gap, Tony Wagner pointed out 3 important changes in the contemporary world that the modern education system fails to adapt to – the rapid change in the knowledge economy, massive availability of open online content, and the influence of new media technology on the way younger generations learn. Since […]Read more "Change barriers in higher education"
In the discussion of ebooks or paper books, it’s once been said that “Digital is best for accessing, and print is better for reading”. But, tools like Smart Pen, Next Gen Digital Book, and Paper Tab, seem to have blurred the distinction between digital and print technologies. Livescribe Smart Pen Livescribe Smart Pen, for instance, makes […]Read more "Print or digital"
Today’s “tech geeks” are not really tech geeks anymore, when the knowledge threshold is set so low that it requires neither skills or dedication. First, there is the iphone much like a flatscreen TV designed to be not only touch sensitive but the touch movements also correspond to how we manipulate physical things in the […]Read more "Today’s tech geeks are not really geeks anymore"
I love Dropbox. But to compete with Google Drive, Dropbox will need to work on promoting collaboration, allowing simultaneous editing, moving away from the idea that one file can only be saved in one folder (like physical objects), and adopting some kind of a tagging system for organization. To compete with Dropbox, however, Google will […]Read more "Dropbox vs Google Drive"