"Increasingly I think the digital divide is less about access to technology and more about the difference between those who know how and those who don't know how," says author Howard Rheingold, speaking in front of King's College at Cambridge University. "The ability to know has suddenly become the ability to search and the ability to sift" and discern.
Earlier in the week Howard gave the keynote address at Reboot Britain, and he recounts some of them here. Among the Essential Literacies he cites are:
• Critical consumption (which includes "crap detection" -- we live in an age when you can get the answer to anything out of the air, but how do you know what to trust?)
A short movie I've done for the European Association for Viewer's Interests in Brussels.
The goal was to make a playful approach of the Media Literacy's concept in order to reach younger and non-initiate audiences.
So, following Jack our little hero through his perilous adventures we'll learned a lot about how to understand media & information...
German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan & French versions have been realized and are avalaible on YouTube.
Amanda Ripley is an investigative journalist who writes about human behavior and public policy. For Time Magazine and the Atlantic, she has chronicled the stories of American kids and teachers alongside groundbreaking new research into education reform. “Kids have strong opinions about school. We forget as adults how much time they sit there contemplating their situation.”