Reflections on Topic 1 at the ONL162

This two first weeks at the ONL162 course has been (and still is) a bit confusing.. The concept of digital literacy was new to me (linklearning.com.au, Jisc) but the concept make sense as being different from the spoken language. For me, reading about digital literacy, felt good because I don’t need to feel stupid anymore just a novis in the digital literacy language. And the best of it, languages can be learned…

First, listening to David White (White D) talks on Youtube about visitors and residents was really good because it put words on my own role in the digital word. I am definitely (at least when I started the course) a visitor, except for Instagram were I’ve been for a while, but in a determined community of friends only. I understood that what I needed in order to take the step to become a resident was confidence (Belshaw D). So the first thing I did was to create a Twitter account @fritzellkaisa (it felt safe to do that because of the course) and I started to follow twitters regarding the topics of education, research and colorectal cancer which is my areas of interest professionally. I even put Tweets to the account and started to use #screesco to promote the project ”Screening of Swedish Colons-SCREESCO” in which I am a researcher (I made jokes about being the projects upcoming PR women). 

I’m currently at a conference #uegweek and it has been really funny to add a dimension to my own learning both in the ONL162 course and in the area of colorectal cancer, by using Twitter to communicate and to keep track on what is going on at the conference. It is what we call it in Swedish to ”slå två flugor i en smäll” (”kill two birds with one stone”).

So even though a still feel confused I think that I’m a bit more digital literate , or at least a bit more brave to learn the trial and error way. I’m also aware of what I need to learn more about: using all those tools e.g. Padlet, Prezi, Today meet available for education, to focus more on the communication with the pbl7 members than on myself.. and off course to learn and use the FISh model that I forgot to use for topic 1 (like students who never notice, what I thought obvious, instructions at my course web site). 

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References:

Linking learning. Available from: http://www.linkinglearning.com.au/defining-and-developing-digital-literacy-its-far-more-than-facebook/ %5BOnline, 16 october 2016]

Developing digital literacies. Available from: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/developing-digital-literacies [Online, 16 october 2016]

David White: Visitors and residents (part 1)

David White: Visitors and residents – Credibility (part 2)

What is digital literacy? Belshaw D. Available from: http://dmlcentral.net/wp-content/uploads/files/doug-belshaw-edd-thesis-final.pdf [Online, 16 october 2016]

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3 reaktioner på ”Reflections on Topic 1 at the ONL162

  1. Hi Kaisa. Great to hear that I am not alone in being confused. 🙂 I am inspired by how you are using Twitter. I have had a Twitter account for a number of years now and have NEVER tweeted anything. I just follow other people’s tweets. I guess it’s a lack of confidence. So thank you for sharing.

    Gilla

  2. Thank you Roelita for your positive comment on my Tweets. The conference came up convenient since it seems easier (at least for me) to put up posts on Twitter that is work related rather than personal..

    Gilla

  3. Thank you for your reflections on this topic Kaisa. I share your feeling of confusion and the feeling of discovering new areas in respect to ONL and digital literacy. As you mentioned, the definition of visitors and residents David White do in his talks on YouTube has also given me insight about my own role in the digital world. I also consider me as a visitor who tries to discover new digital tools and platforms and step by step learning more and to become a resident. An example is that I also created my Twitter account and it was challenging to learn how to add a tweeter post. But, I’m hopeful that attending this course I will have more opportunities to learn more about digital literacy and other online tools.

    Gilla

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