Top Ten Links Week 10

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 3/5/2010 thru 3/11/2010 1.How to Overcome Idea-to-idea Syndrome via @dmlcentral – Ideas are great, but its the follow through that matters. The idea is the easy part, the dream the vision the excitement, putting it into action requires rolling up your sleeves, late nights, long hours, convincing others and more. The follow through … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 10

Video from Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8061367&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. In October 2009 the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy released its report.  The report itself is over 100 pages and worth reading.  It is available to download as a pdf or to read online. If you just want the bottom line, you … Continue reading Video from Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy

New Project – Libraries and Transliteracy Blog

I am excited to announce the kick-off of a new project, the Libraries and Transliteracies blog!  The blog is a group effort from me, Buffy Hamilton and Tom Ipri.  Due to the amount of interest in transliteracy and the role libraries play, we have created one place to share information and resources.  The blog will contain information, resources and  links to other new literacies related content from all three authors. I … Continue reading New Project – Libraries and Transliteracy Blog

Librarians Play a Vital Role in 21st Century Literacies

We know it, but no one else seems to. Many organizations are looking at the definition of literacy and expanding it to include the knowledge and skills it takes to be an active participant in today’s society. What baffles me as I read through reports and recommendations from so many organizations is the lack of mention of libraries and librarians.  There are a few such as this … Continue reading Librarians Play a Vital Role in 21st Century Literacies

Transliteracy is 3D

Since posting the Libraries and Transliteracy slideshow I’ve been asked many times to define transliteracy. Its a slippery term, people often confuse it with digital literacy or technology literacy. Sometimes I’m not sure I even have a good grasp on the concept. So a colleague and I sat out to hash out the details, here is what we came up with. Transliteracy is 3D http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=transliteracyis3dshorter-100203210210-phpapp02&rel=0&stripped_title=transliteracyis3-d-shorterContinue reading Transliteracy is 3D

Commentary On the Digital Divide from the Chief Executives of Netflix & CommonSenseMedia

If you’re thinking about transliteracy you almost have to be thinking about the digital divide. What does it mean? Is it real? How will we close the gap? This New York Times piece Will the Digital Divide Close by Itself? From the Google’s Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age provides a look at and arguments about the digital divide from two different perspectives. From Jim Steyer, … Continue reading Commentary On the Digital Divide from the Chief Executives of Netflix & CommonSenseMedia