Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Seminar on New Media Literacies conducteed by Dr Sangeet 5 March 2013

Here are some pointers gotten from the segmen

(1) Is preventive measure enough to keep children safe?
  • An example on the accessibility of a site that is biased in its view (hosted by : Stormfront) http://www.martinlutherking.org/
  • The point is, the site is blocked in schools, however kids are able to access it back at home.
  • The key pointer here is, "Blocking" is not a foolproof way... but education is far more important, education to teach students how to assess if information is reliable and valid (i.e. digital literacy)
(2) Facebook
  • Some suggested "banning" Facebook. Where the issue exactly lies? 
  • The platform itself? or the action/ behaviour of the human beings?Sometimes, it could be due to peer pressure in the social network. Now, think about it, "peer pressure" exists even when in face-to-face social network, too!
 (3) UK: anti-bullying week in November 
  • What impression do we have here
(4) eSecurity
  • This is catching more and more attention of the public and the education sector.
(5) Understanding the psych of today's youth...

Do we, as adults, have the relevant advice to young people, to engage the young people?

(6) The internet is a self-regulating environment

(7) Other notes:
  • Convergence of Serivces
  • Anytime, anywhere connections
  • Open & Transparent
  • Collaborative network and tools
(8) Terms of Services
  • Instead of going through the pages of "Terms of Service", get students to know what's the purpose of "Terms of Service".
  • Can cite the "Instagram" example to discuss about "Instagram" change of Terms of Service.
  • http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/6/3951050/tracking-terms-of-service-changes-to-catch-the-next-instagram
(9) Net Smart - Cyberculture expect: Howard Rheingold

  • Mindful use of digital media means - thinking about what we are doing, cultivating an ongoing inner inquiry into how we want to spend out time
  • 5 fundamental digital literacies:
  • Attention - how we can use to focus on the tiny relevant portion of the incoming tsunami of information
  • Participation - quality of participation that empowers the best of hte bloggers, netizens, tweeters, and other online community participants
  • Collaboration - how successful online collaborative enterprises contribute new knowledge to the world in new ways
  • Critical consumption of information (or "crap detection")
  • Network smarts - lesson on network and network building

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