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Learning Pathways: Descriptive or Prescriptive?

Learning Pathways: Descriptive or Prescriptive? Blog Image

A few months ago, in a post entitled Scaffolding Web Literacy Through Learning Pathways, I differentiated between training pathways ("a series of steps that lead to the individual being able to reproduce knowledge or action") and learning pathways ("experiences lead[ing] to the re-shaping more

A Brief History of Web Literacy and its Future Potential

A Brief History of the Web and its Future Potential Blog Image

"Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future." — George Orwell

Part of history is telling stories. It's about privileging some type of information over others, forming a narrative that helps us make sense of the world. These overviews are important, as they help us orient ourselves toward the future — in ways that reinforce or question what has gone before.… more

Curate or Be Curated: Why Our Information Environment is Crucial to a Flourishing Democracy, Civil Society

Curate or Be Curated: Why Information Environment is Crucial to Democracy
If you’re anything like hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people around the world, one of the first things you do in the morning is check your social media feeds. These are online spaces where we find out what’s happening in our friends’ lives, from engagements to baby photos. Increasingly, however, they’re the places where we first find out about the news of the day. It’s no secret that sales of daily newspapers have been declining rapidly.