FCC’s New Digital Literacy & Broadband Initiative Recognizes the Role Libraries Play Now & in the Future!

This morning at 10 am Eastern the FCC announced a new initiative aimed at closing the digital divide (access to broadband the necessary technology) and address digital literacy issues. Connect to Compete is A private and nonprofit sector partnership to promote broadband adoption and improve outcomes in disadvantaged communities. I missed the live broadcast so as I looked over the website and the announcement from the Knight … Continue reading FCC’s New Digital Literacy & Broadband Initiative Recognizes the Role Libraries Play Now & in the Future!

OITP and Digital Literacy Portfolio! Plus NTIA and a Digital Literacy Portal

I can’t tell you how excited I was to see this announcement from OITP (Office of Information Technology Policy, ALA) yesterday! Libraries are key players when we talk about digital literacy and education. Though as I’ve noted before we are often overlooked in reports from other institutions and organizations, most recently, as in the Digital and Media Literacy Plan of Action white paper by Renee Hobbs. I am … Continue reading OITP and Digital Literacy Portfolio! Plus NTIA and a Digital Literacy Portal

National Broadband Plan & Digital Literacy Corps

If you haven’t heard on March 16th the FCC submitted its National Broadband Plan to congress.  I was excited to read it included a proposal for Digital Literacy Corps, so I’ve been following any news about it. On March 26th there was an international briefing (pdf) which included some more information. Broadband.gov is a great resource of information about the FCC’s proposed National Broadband Plan. It … Continue reading National Broadband Plan & Digital Literacy Corps

Top Ten Links Week 11

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 3/12/2010 thru 3/18/2010 1. Media Skills Integrated into Core Standards #transliteracy – A draft of K-12 standards put forth by the National Governor’s Association, as part of theCommon Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), integrates media skills as a key design consideration of these standards. 2. love this picture of the social media bandwagon – from @jimmy1712‘s … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 11