Incorporating digital literacies into an EAP curriculum Part 2 – How

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 […]

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Incorporating digital literacies into an EAP curriculum Part 1 – What and Why?

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, […]

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Change barriers in higher education

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 […]

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Print or digital

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 […]

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Dropbox vs Google Drive

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 […]

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