Two Free Books on Digital Literacies

Thanks to Sheila Webber at the Information Literacy Weblog for pointing me towards these. I haven’t only discovered them this morning so I can’t provide any sort of review. From her blog

… for those interested in digital literacies, there are substantial resources from established researchers in this field, Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel. There are two books which can be accessed as complete pdfs: A New Literacies Sampler and Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies and Practices.

These can both be accessed from here: http://sites.google.com/site/colinlankshear/ourlangcollections.

Lankshear and Knobel’s blog is Everyday literacies at http://everydayliteracies.blogspot.com/ A recent post highlights the open-access Nordic journal of digital literacy which has English language articles as well as ones in Nordic languages.

A New Literacies Sampler (pdf)

Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies and Practices. (pdf)

At 323 and 263 pages these are just one more reason I wish I had a Kindle for reading PDFs. 🙂 I’ll post more on them once I’ve finished in the meantime I would love to hear what you think.

Free Webinar Tonight: Transmedia Navigation

from the New Media Literacies network:

Join us on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 7PM–8:30 PM EST for an in-depth panel discussion about Transmedia Navigation led by Henry Jenkins and joined by Mark Warshaw (The Alchemists, LA and Brazil) and Clement Chau (DevTech Research Group, Tufts University). The goal of this session is to help educators better understand about transmedia navigation and the value it can have in learning.

This free webinar, hosted via Elluminate, can be accessed by clicking here. The session will be recorded and archived for those who cannot attend this learning session live.

Free Readings on New Media for Your Kindle Device or Kindle App

Free Webinar: Collective Intelligence with Henry Jenkins

from the New Media Literacies Community Site:

For the 3rd in this 8-part series, we will explore the new media literacy collective intelligence, and its relevance to educational practices. Leading this in-depth discussion will be renowned media scholar, USC’s Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts, and author, Henry Jenkins. Be ready to participate!  This webinar is scheduled for April 15, 2010 at 7PM EST/4PM PST.

In addition to the white paper, take a look at our featured videos to get an idea of how collective intelligence is used.

Also, check out these Challenges in theLearning Library to explore other’s understanding of the skill:

Monkeys on Typewriters: http://www.newmedialiteracies.org/library/#/challenge/69

Swimming in Pools of Knowledge: http://www.newmedialiteracies.org/library/#/challenge/129

Chains of Thought: http://www.newmedialiteracies.org/library/

Also, save the date for  June 10, 2010 at 7pm EST / 4pm PST : Transmedia Navigation!

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