Unit3


  

 

Danah Boyd, "Literacy: Are Today's Youth Digital Natives?'"

 

Background on Boyd & her book

 

Videos of Boyd and other Writers discussing Digital Natives

 

 

Source Texts for Working with Boyd

 

 

Digital Literacy Materials for Unit 3

 

The Assignment Description, Prompt, & Materials for Drafting Paper 3

 

Sophisticated Digital Literacy/Critical Digital Literacy 

 

 

SOME SAMPLE TEXTS AND TOPIC AREAS

 

Complicating, defending, challenging and extending the idea of “digital native” 

·         Susan Bennett, “The Dangerous Idea of the Digital Native” (video)

·         Do "Digital Natives" Exist? Idea Channel, PBS Digital Studios.(video)

·         Vaidhyanathan, Siva. “Generational Myth.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 55.4 (Sep 19, 2008): B7-B9. Extends Boyd. Accessible and easy to read.

·         Doug Holton, “The Digital Natives / Digital Immigrants Distinction Is Dead, Or At Least Dying.” Blog post March 19, 2010. Collection of articles, stories, conference papers on the topic. http://tinyurl.com/ngpjshh

·         “On Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives: How the Digital Divide Affects Families, Educational Institutions, and the Workplace.” (This accepts the category but qualifies it by creating many distinctions and sub-categories.)

·         Christopher Jones and Binhui Shao. “The Net Generation and Digital Natives: Implications for Higher Education.” A literature review commissioned by the Higher Education Academy, 2011. 

 

Critical Digital Literacy

·         Wineburg and McGrew’s, “Why Students Can’t Google Their Way to Truth

 

·         Rose-Stockwell’s, “This is how your fear and outrage are being sold for profit

·         Steve Kolowich, “What Students Don't Know.”  Inside Higher Ed, August 22, 2011. http://tinyurl.com/p7eoytm ) This is the ERIAL project (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries). “The majority of students -- of all levels -- exhibited significant difficulties that ranged across nearly every aspect of the search process.”

·         “When Students Can't Compute.” Dian Schaffhauser. October 2013 digital edition of Campus Technology. “Online education promises learning opportunities for all, but too many community college students lack the tech skills--and the access--to take advantage of these resources.” 

·         Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Donna M. Lanclos, and Erin M. Hood, "'I always stick with the first thing that comes up on Google....' Where People Go for Information, What They Use, and Why," EDUCAUSE Review Online, December 6, 2013.

·         Alison J. Head, "Learning the Ropes: How Freshmen Conduct Course Research Once They Enter College," Project Information Literacy Research Report, December 4, 2013.

·         Alison J. Head and John Wihbey. “At Sea in a Deluge of Data,” Chronicle of Higher Education,  July 07, 2014. http://tinyurl.com/qx76ao8  

 

·         Hargittai, E. “Digital Na(t)ives? Variation in Internet Skills and Uses among Members of the “Net Generation”. Sociological Inquiry. 80(1):92-113, 2010.

 

Critical Digital Literacy – Practical Ideas

·         Mike Caulfield, “Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers” https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/
“Four Strategies” https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/chapter/four-strategies/
How “News Literacy” Gets the Web Wrong
https://hapgood.us/2017/03/04/how-news-literacy-gets-the-web-wrong/
“Using Google Reverse Image Search”
https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/chapter/using-google-reverse-image-search/
“Tracking The Source Of Viral Photos”
https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/chapter/tracking-the-source-of-viral-photo/

 

The Politics of Algorithms 

 

 

 

Digital Literacy & Inequality

·         Hargittai, E. “Digital Na(t)ives? Variation in Internet Skills and Uses among Members of the “Net Generation.” Sociological Inquiry. 80(1):92-113, 2010.

·         The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected. NyTimes.  "America’s public schools are still promoting devices with screens — even  offering  digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether....psychologist Richard Freed...worries especially about how the psychologists who  work for these companies make the tools phenomenally addictive, as many are well-versed in the field of persuasive design (or how to influence human behavior through the screen).

·         Lower-income teenagers spend an average of eight hours and seven minutes a day using screens for entertainment, while higher income peers spend five hours and 42 minutes, according to research by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit media watchdog….Two studies that look at race have found that white children are exposed to screens significantly less than African-American and Hispanic children. And parents say there is a growing technological divide between public and private schools even in the same community. While the private Waldorf School of the Peninsula, popular with Silicon Valley executives, eschews most screens, the nearby public Hillview Middle School advertises its 1:1 iPad program.

 

Critical Digital Literacy and Fake News

See the course wiki pages on fake news.
https://rws100wiki.pbworks.com/w/page/117700005/Fake%20News. See especially the sections on solutions and training that could be part of critical digital literacy.

Social Media, Democracy, Propaganda and Demagoguery

 

Fake and/or Extremist Sites for Analysis 

1. What strategic choices do you see in the way evidence is selected, sequenced (organized), represented and presented to the reader?  

2. What is weakest strategic use of evidence? (relative effectiveness). Think also of STAR (sufficiency, typicality, accuracy, relevance). 

SOME SAMPLE TEXTS AND TOPIC AREAS

1. Complicating, defending, challenging and extending the idea of “digital native” 

·         Susan Bennett, “The Dangerous Idea of the Digital Native” (video)

·         Do "Digital Natives" Exist? Idea Channel, PBS Digital Studios.(video)

·         Vaidhyanathan, Siva. “Generational Myth.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 55.4 (Sep 19, 2008): B7-B9. Extends Boyd. Accessible and easy to read.

·         Doug Holton, “The Digital Natives / Digital Immigrants Distinction Is Dead, Or At Least Dying.” Blog post March 19, 2010. Collection of articles, stories, conference papers on the topic. http://tinyurl.com/ngpjshh

·         “On Digital Immigrants and Digital Natives: How the Digital Divide Affects Families, Educational Institutions, and the Workplace.” (This accepts the category but qualifies it by creating many distinctions and sub-categories.)

·         Christopher Jones and Binhui Shao. “The Net Generation and Digital Natives: Implications for Higher Education.” A literature review commissioned by the Higher Education Academy, 2011.

 

2. Critical Digital Literacy

·         Wineburg and McGrew’s, “Why Students Can’t Google Their Way to Truth 

·         Rose-Stockwell’s, “This is how your fear and outrage are being sold for profit

·         Steve Kolowich, “What Students Don't Know.”  Inside Higher Ed, August 22, 2011. http://tinyurl.com/p7eoytm ) This is the ERIAL project (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries). “The majority of students -- of all levels -- exhibited significant difficulties that ranged across nearly every aspect of the search process.”

·         “When Students Can't Compute.” Dian Schaffhauser. October 2013 digital edition of Campus Technology. “Online education promises learning opportunities for all, but too many community college students lack the tech skills--and the access--to take advantage of these resources.” 

·         Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Donna M. Lanclos, and Erin M. Hood, "'I always stick with the first thing that comes up on Google....' Where People Go for Information, What They Use, and Why," EDUCAUSE Review Online, December 6, 2013.

·         Alison J. Head, "Learning the Ropes: How Freshmen Conduct Course Research Once They Enter College," Project Information Literacy Research Report, December 4, 2013.

·         Alison J. Head and John Wihbey. “At Sea in a Deluge of Data,” Chronicle of Higher Education,  July 07, 2014. http://tinyurl.com/qx76ao8  

·         Hargittai, E. “Digital Na(t)ives? Variation in Internet Skills and Uses among Members of the “Net Generation”. Sociological Inquiry. 80(1):92-113, 2010.


Critical Digital Literacy – Practical Ideas

·         Mike Caulfield, “Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers” https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/
“Four Strategies” https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/chapter/four-strategies/
How “News Literacy” Gets the Web Wrong
https://hapgood.us/2017/03/04/how-news-literacy-gets-the-web-wrong/
“Using Google Reverse Image Search”
https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/chapter/using-google-reverse-image-search/
“Tracking The Source Of Viral Photos”
https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/chapter/tracking-the-source-of-viral-photo/

 

The Politics of Algorithms 

Digital Literacy & Inequality

·         Hargittai, E. “Digital Na(t)ives? Variation in Internet Skills and Uses among Members of the “Net Generation.” Sociological Inquiry. 80(1):92-113, 2010.

·         The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected. NyTimes.  "America’s public schools are still promoting devices with screens — even  offering  digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether....psychologist Richard Freed...worries especially about how the psychologists who  work for these companies make the tools phenomenally addictive, as many are well-versed in the field of persuasive design (or how to influence human behavior through the screen).

·         Lower-income teenagers spend an average of eight hours and seven minutes a day using screens for entertainment, while higher income peers spend five hours and 42 minutes, according to research by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit media watchdog….Two studies that look at race have found that white children are exposed to screens significantly less than African-American and Hispanic children. And parents say there is a growing technological divide between public and private schools even in the same community. While the private Waldorf School of the Peninsula, popular with Silicon Valley executives, eschews most screens, the nearby public Hillview Middle School advertises its 1:1 iPad program.

 

Critical Digital Literacy and Fake News

See the course wiki pages on fake news.
https://rws100wiki.pbworks.com/w/page/117700005/Fake%20News. See especially the sections on solutions and training that could be part of critical digital literacy.

Social Media, Democracy, Propaganda and Demagoguery

 

Fake and/or Extremist Sites for Analysis