Toward a Web Literacy Map with Doug Belshaw-Live Blog
by Greg McVerry · December 5, 2014
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Amy Stornaiuolo is challenging the singular notion of web literacy. She calls for literacies and challneges th idea that the map seperates reading and writing. Literacy is not modular she notes. Web literacy is not modular. We cannot look at literacies like programming bricks.
Rick Beach highlights the the need for an efferent stance and the role of collaboration in digital literacies.
Get involved in shaping the map bit.ly/weblitmapv2
Here is an example of the work unfolding on the Web Literacy map: https://plus.google.com/105664854995907257058/posts/2VNT1EKc39p
Discussing the role of theory and practice. Where does rigo(u)r fit in. I am so glad I do not wast time having to add a u to rigor.
Doug is now going over his SWOT analysis for Web Literacy Map 2.0
I have volunteered for a long time for the web literacy map. Join us. We have argued over nouns versus verbs, where web literacy begins. Been great.
We have a corp group of people. We need an “episodic volunteer” but it is too hard to cover two years of history.
The goal of Webmaker is to train the trainers. They want to create a system where teachers, educators, community members can onboard.
They dropped the word standards from the Map because they realized the word standard has a lot of baggage in the US.
The Boys and Girls Club, the University of British Columbia, and an unknown number are using the web literacy map.
The web literacies map has been translated into 22 languages. Could you imagine if our journals had the same kind of reach?
As researchers we have unmerged forks…so many different definitions. Belshaw calls for us to have a “merge a pull request” approach to research.
the skills and competencies needed for reading, reading, and participating on the web—Definition of web literacy….If you want to change this please join us and make the change.
History of web literacy:
1993-1997 The information Superhighway
1992-2002 Wild West
2003-2007 Web 2.0
2008-2013 Era of the App
2013- Post Snowden Era
Doug notes that literacies ARE political and web literacy IS political
Then points out that Web literacy works because it is constrained and not an umbrella term.
Doug opens by defining Grok. I see this as an almost dicsiplinary specific academic term.