5 steps to creating a sustainable digital literacies curriculum
The following is based on my doctoral thesis, my experience as Web Literacy Lead at the Mozilla Foundation, and the work that I’ve done as an independent consultant, identifying, developing, and credentialing digital skills and literacies.
To go into more depth on this topic, check out my book, The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies.
1. Take people on the journey with you
The quotation below, illustrated by Bryan Mathers, is an African proverb that I’ve learned to be true.
The easiest thing to do, especially if you’re short of time, is to take a definition - or even a whole curriculum / scheme of work - and use it off-the-shelf. This rarely works, for a couple of reasons.
First, every context is different. Everything can look great, but the devil really is in the details of translating even very practical resources into your particular situation.
Second, because the
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