Digital Literacy and Inclusion

Thinking About Learning

I first remember hearing about digital literacy a while back on Steve Wheeler’s blog. In talking about digital literacy he gave the comparison of driving a car. In England, we learn to drive a car, take a test, pass it, and go on to buy a car which we then drive regularly. Over time, we become adept at driving and can indeed step into any car and drive it. However, when going to the USA and hiring a car to drive over there, suddenly everything is different. The skill of driving a car is no different, but the rules have changed. Suddenly we become out of kilter with a once well understood manner of behaviours.

In the social learning space, there is a lot said about how learners are just doing it themselves. They’re out there on the social networks, collaborating in different spaces, networking in their own ways, sharing…

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