Activity 24: Considering open learner literacies
Mozilla’s guide to to web literacies is indeed detailed, but in attempting to consider all aspects of web interaction it creates an incredibly complex list of literacies which many web users probably don’t, or at least didn’t, possess when they first went online. In terms of teaching web literacies, Jenkins et al is probably more manageable.
Like Robert, I hadn’t really thought about online literacies, never mind how they might differ from everyday online activity to engaging in an OER.
Using an old school trick of how to start an essay: Literacy is defined as:
“Competence or knowledge in a specified area”
Oxford Dictionaries Online
However we know there is so much more to it than that. The wonders of the web, and the communities it supports means I can also find the following two definitions from Urban Dictionary
LiteracyWhat 99.9% of urbandictionary.com is lacking.by Anonymous May 28, 2003
Having the ability and comprehension level enabling one to efficiently communicate with others within a specific profession.
However, a common misconception of this word defines it as having the ability to read with comprehension.For example, a financial analyst does not have to be literate within the confines of working in the food industry, whereas a server or chef does not need the kind of literacy associated with working in the finance world.by Anonymous January 14, 2004