Digital Literacy Presentation

David Parry bio photo By David Parry

For those who requested it, here is the information and links to the talk I recently gave to the Texas Community College Teacher’s Association.

Approaching Digital Literacy: Creating a Networked Culture on Campus (Texas Community College Teachers Association 2008). (You can download the high quality Quicktime Movie or the lower quality mp4.) Below are the references for this presentation:

  • Mark Pesce on Hyperconnectivity: A lot of my thinking on what happens when we increase the speed at which people are connected comes from Pesce, particularly this presentation.
  • Clay Shirky Here Comes Everybody: This is one of the best books on how organizing changes in the age of the network. Shirky’s book is both informed and accessible. He also did an interview for weblogg-ed which focuses on education.
  • Micheal Wesch is well known in academia for his work on Web 2.0. In this presentation at the University of Manitoba he talks specifically about using Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.
  • Axel Bruns’s book Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond is worth reading. His thoughts on how the industrial model of production is shifting to a “produsage” one carries implications for academia.
  • In the presentation I talk about Sakai and Moodle which are free alternatives to Blackboard, WebCT etc. However, I prefer something like edublogs, as blogs offer one of the best alternatives to Course Management Software.
  • If you are looking for more analysis, news, and tips on digital literacy and academia, Digital Campus (a bi-weekly podcast) is one of the best places to start.
  • Finally this talk references MIT Open Courseware, Open Yale Courses, and Physics for Presidents.</p>