Saturday, July 4

Tag: digital literacy

Small Worlds can Hide the Truth
digital literacy

Small Worlds can Hide the Truth

Small worlds give us social structure and help us make sense of how we fit into the greater society. But sometimes they can also prevent important change from happening by narrowing our world view. Let's dig into some theories of information seeking behavior to see if there are patterns we can optimize to ensure that lasting social change finally comes. Digital Literacy Relies on Information Seeking Behavior Digital Literacy is more important than ever in light of the enormous societal change to which we currently bear witness. However, it is becoming harder and harder to parse the information that is coming our way, let alone evaluate its relevance, because of the sheer volume of information. This article by Sonja Blignaut: Resist the Urge to Simplify Stories discusses how h...
Does Literacy Matter in a Digital World?
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Does Literacy Matter in a Digital World?

Literacy. It is the foundation of American Public Schools, and an important arc in the story of democracy. But what does literacy really mean, especially in a modern, digital world? Definitions This is the Miriam Webster definition of literacy: Being educated, cultured; able to read and write; versed in literature or creative writing; lucid, polished; having knowledge or competence. But when you boil it down, the generic definition of literacy is the ability to read, write, and perform math so that you can function in your society. That’s why in the United States, children are required to attend school and obtain a high school diploma. Graduating from high school (or passing a GED [General Educational Development] test) is the measure to prove basic adult literacy. But is...
Let the Digital Sunshine!
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Let the Digital Sunshine!

Today I'm launching Digital Sunshine Solutions. This is a consulting firm focused on providing services for Product Strategy, Community Strategy, and a way to help people become Digitally Literate. Why Digital Sunshine I'm originally from Florida, where we have Sunshine Laws. The intention of these laws is to "shine sunshine" on all the meetings that happen as the lawmaking process happens. By publishing all communications of public officials, it shines sunshine on them and they can't participate in shady backroom deals. It all gets put on the table for everyone to see, keeps people from working in the shadows. That's the mission of Digital Sunshine Solutions. We plan to work across three domains: Product Strategy, Community Strategy, and Digital Literacy. Product Strategy ...