Doris and I have been blogging about the new economy of contingent workers the past few weeks, and the skills, behaviors, knowledge and abilities needed in order to navigate the new terrain. Since we are steeped in the ideas, theory, and language of working online, we are finding that our definitions of terms may be different than what others use and know.
We had the opportunity last week to present at the Maine Adult Education Association conference, and aside from the pleasure of meeting old friends (for me) and making new ones (for both Doris and I), we also had an opportunity to spend Monday to Friday together f2f. A rare treat for us! The topic of one of our learning opportunities was Digital Literacy. We prepared a poster that stressed the changing workplace, what we consider digital literacy skills, and how necessary they are in today’s and tomorrow’s world. If you read our blog you have heard this several times before.
As we talked with both vendors and participants throughout the conference, Doris and I realized that many attendees thought that digital literacy was simply computer literacy, and our definition of digital literacy was not at all what others were using, understanding, or envisioning. Read more