01 October 2009

The Agenda with Steve Paikin on The Myth of Digital Literacy

I will be a panelist on Steve Paikin's show this evening, at 8:00 (replayed at 11:00) on TVO. Steve Paikin has what is probably the most intelligent, incisive, and informative panel/talk show on television these days. He is the best moderator I have ever had the pleasure to work with, and every time I have been invited as a guest, it has been a joy. This evening, following a one-on-one between Steve and Professor Andrea Lunsford of Stanford University on her Stanford Study of Writing project, I will be in conversation with Professors Lunsford, Nichole Pinkard from Chicago, and Alice Robison from Phoenix. We will be exploring The Myth of Digital Literacy, and what it means to be literate as we enter the 21st century in the UCaPP world.

If you missed the broadcast, here is the video:

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1 comment:

cabachand said...

Just a word to let you know how much I liked your comment on yesterday’s broadcast about our universities being ill prepared for today's students (rather than the contrary).

As an education advisor in one of Québec's cégeps, I find it interesting to note that too often we tend to forget that our main job is to take our students from where they are to bring them where they can be (or where we think they should be).

To ignore their reality and to denounce their lack of this and that can't really change the fact that their reality is now different from the one of our students 40 years ago. Universities and Community colleges need to remember that they simply can’t ignore the initial representations of their students if they really want to add to their capacity to understand. But to be able to do such a thing demands that we actually know and that we actually care about their reality.