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Mike Caulfield - Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers
Mike Caulfield's "nstruction manual to reading on the modern internet." Fact checking, detecting bias, getting around as a web-literate person. Built with PressBooks.

> We’ll show you how to find pages that have been deleted, figure out who paid for the web site you’re looking at, and whether the weather portrayed in that viral video actual matches the weather in that location on that day. We’ll show you how to check a Wikipedia page for recent vandalism, and how to search the text of almost any printed book to verify a quote. We’ll teach you to parse URLs and scan search result blurbs so that you are more likely to get to the right result on the first click. And we’ll show you how to avoid baking confirmation bias into your search terms.

> In other words, we’ll teach you web literacy by showing you the unique opportunities and pitfalls of searching for truth on the web. Crazy, right?
OER  literacy  A&E  research2.0  pressbooks 
february 2017 by mcmorgan
Jan Schmidt - Blogging Practices: An Analytical Framework
"This article proposes a general model to analyze and compare different uses of the blog format. Based on ideas from sociological structuration theory, as well as on existing blog research, it argues that individual usage episodes are framed by three structural dimensions of rules, relations, and code, which in turn are constantly (re)produced in social action. As a result, ‘‘communities of blogging practices’’ emerge-that is, groups of people who share certain routines and expectations about the use of blogs as a tool for information, identity, and relationship management. This analytical framework can be the basis for systematic comparative and longi- tudinal studies that will further understanding of similarities and differences in blog- ging practices.
#en3177  blogging  analysis  literacy 
january 2016 by mcmorgan
How the Internet changed the way we read
Er, tl;dr. No evidence, nothing new. So read 'em and weep.
reading  literacy  attention_economy 
january 2016 by mcmorgan
In Defense of Hard: When Easier Isn't Better
Are we dumbing down processes that ought to be difficult? valuing ease at the cost of growth? heard it before, but this is a sloghtly different angle: " The goal of design should be to turn the most difficult into the most enjoyable. While nothing below is particularly new, they are still worth noting." : "
design  readlater  literacy  new_literacy 
may 2011 by mcmorgan
McNeill - Blogging as New Literacy Practice
Looks at some affordances in weblogs that enable "a new literacy practice characterised by what Lankshear and Knobel call an “active sociality” (2006: 1). This “active sociality” is exemplified by modes of participation and displays of identity and affiliation that mark it out as significantly different from other forms of textual communication."
en3177  literacy  affordances  transliteracy  weblogs  design 
january 2011 by mcmorgan
Studies Explore Whether the Internet Makes Students Better Writers - The Chronicle
Overview of recent studies and commentary on affects and position of online and extra-curricular writing. Ranges from "stylistically impoverished," to Yancey: "If we don't invite students to figure out the lessons they've learned from that writing outside of school and bring those inside of school, what will happen is only the very bright students" will do it themselves, Ms. Yancey says. "It's the rest of the population that we're worried about."
writing  blogging  literacy  academicwriting  scholarship2.0  PLE  MOOC 
december 2010 by mcmorgan
Proposing a Taxonomy of Social Reading
Draft in progress of a taxonomy to start making sense of what reading becomes online. Social practices from annotation to discussion boards to other alternatives.
literacy  newliteract  socialpractices  socialreading  en3177  ple  mooc 
october 2010 by mcmorgan
“Notes, Lists, and Everyday Inscriptions”: Introduction | The New Everyday
A curated cluster media commons, considering how we take notes - the devices and the technques. #1 on my Instapaper list right now: That's a case where the note is the content. 
lists  literacy  newmedia  #plenk2010  ple  notetaking 
september 2010 by mcmorgan
Will the Book Survive Generation Text? - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
A modest prediction of more cultural catastrophe on the way. Too clever by half. But a good article for freshmen to read and say, 'meh.' Have a look at the comments.
literacy  literature  doomsayers  fyw  done_to_death 
september 2010 by mcmorgan The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book
A brief look at how text that can circulate through the web creates more value than text locked in boxes- the problem starts when we're limited in what we can circulate, whether by lack of copy and paste or rights restrictions. Starts with commonplaces books as web snippets and rests the argument on that practice. "A single piece of information designed to flow through the entire ecosystem of news will create more value than a piece of information sealed up in a glass box." "When text is free to flow and combine, new forms of value are created, and the overall productivity of the system increases. " The
mashup  textual_circulation  fyc  literacy  books  commonplacebook  copyright  ipad  socialpractices  DH 
may 2010 by mcmorgan
Boston prep school nixes all the books in its library, replaces them with 18 e-readers
I'm trusting his exit strategy is better than his entrance strategy. He's not looking very far down the road - and the students will be short-changed when they enter university. "James Tracy, the headmaster of Cushing Academy, says that he sees books as an "outdated technology," and to that end, he's taken the drastic and expensive step of ridding the school's library of every single one of its books. Replacing the books will be a high tech "learning center," housing three flat screen televisions, laptops, 18 e-readers, and a coffee bar."
literacy  library2.0  academic  education  BigMistake 
september 2009 by mcmorgan
Studies Explore Whether the Internet Makes Students Better Writers -
OV of the Stanford study, and the usual suspects comment on facility v quality.
literacy  newliteracy  fyc 
june 2009 by mcmorgan
How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live -- Printout -- TIME
ambient awareness. An ok entry article for FYC students. Deals with live twittering as a fundamental move / difference: "Put those three elements together — social networks, live searching and link-sharing — and you have a cocktail that poses what may amount to the most interesting alternative to Google's near monopoly in searching. " Follow up with students twittering a class session for another group of students who aren't attending.
twitter  FYC  reading  CWI  literacy 
june 2009 by mcmorgan
Defining Purposes for Using Web 2.0 Tools
R Beach at MCTE 2009. PPT OV of some web 2.0 moves in HS.
web2.0  literacy  composition 
june 2009 by mcmorgan
The Social Life of Paper - review
Paper persists owing to useful affordances. Easy review of a couple of books, c 2002.
newmedia  paper  notetaking  socialpractices  literacy 
march 2009 by mcmorgan
Generational Myth -
Response to Online Literacy is a Lesser Kind: As a professor, I am in the constant company of 18- to-23-year-olds. I have taught at both public and private universities, and I have to report that the levels of comfort with, understanding of, and dexterity with digital technology varies greatly within every class. Yet it has not changed in the aggregate in more than 10 years.
literacy  print  erhetoric 
september 2008 by mcmorgan
Online Literacy Is a Lesser Kind -
Hard not to say ho hum once again. Over-generalizing, and assigning to e-reading the typical fare of too much skimming, etc. Agreed: Close reading of print is a good thing and absolutely necessary in lib ed. Now, can we move on? \\

So let's restrain the digitizing of all liberal-arts classrooms. More than that, given the tidal wave of technology in young people's lives, let's frame a number of classrooms and courses as slow-reading (and slow-writing) spaces. Digital technology has become an imperial force, and it should meet more antagonists. Educators must keep a portion of the undergraduate experience disconnected, unplugged, and logged off.
literacy  academic  libed  print 
september 2008 by mcmorgan
Annotation Example
Web Annotation Demo

This is a demonstration of Marginalia, my web annotation implementation.
wcw  literacy  writing  marginalia 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
The Marginalia of John Adams at Deeplinking
efore blogs allowed people to offer comment on everything they read and tediously deconstruct arguments paragraph by paragraph for the world to see, people like Adams wrote witty remarks in the margins of their books. Lots of them.
literacy  library  writing  marginalia  books  newmedia 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
if:book: time out and some of what went into it
Encountering books - Updike is talking about a certain kind of reading, the kind that is best suited to the sorts of things he writes: novels, short stories and criticism. But it would be a mistake to apply this as a universal principle for all books,
ebook  literacy  print 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Proboscis | SoMa | home
Projects and products that oscillate between digital and atoms, collaboration. digital / material mashups and re-mediations
ebook  literacy  mashup  media  twwt  en3177  erhetoric 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Is Google Making Us Stupid? - The Atlantic
Old hat for rhet/comp types - anecdotal, but a conversation starter. media are not just passive channels of information. They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought.
fyc  literacy 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Transliteracy: Crossing Divides, Thomas et al
Transliteracy might provide a unifying perspective on what it means to be literate in the twenty–first century. It is not a new behavior but has only been identified as a working concept since the Internet generated new ways of thinking about human comm
literacy  socialpractices  newliteracy  newmedia 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
Pew Internet: Writing, Technology and Teens
Teens write a lot, but they do not think of their emails, instant and text messages as writing. This disconnect matters because teens believe good writing is an essential skill for success and that more writing instruction at school would help them.
fyc  literacy  writing 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
SparkNotes: Frost's Early Poems: "The Road Not Taken"
I've seen just one too many times Frost's poem being quoted as hoorays for taking the rare and so heroic choice. It's not a poem about heroism or choice but about spin. Please
poetry  literacy  literature  fyw 
march 2008 by mcmorgan
From Literacy to Electracy - Joe Moxley
Books aren't dead. They're just gathering dust in the nooks and crannies of our libraries. Joe's latest look at the effects of changing literacies
wiki  literacy  web2.0  book 
february 2008 by mcmorgan
The death of e-mail. - By Chad Lorenz - Slate Magazine
IM and Facebook supplement email: instant and throwaway support teenage communication styles. Lorenz invents a generation gap.
erhetoric  Facebook  IM  literacy  SocialNetworking 
november 2007 by mcmorgan
Is The Net Good For Writers? - 10 Zen Monkeys
RU Sirius starts with Clay Shirky on the spread of literacy, and a string of men (no women represented here) weigh in. The discussion's open.
web2.0  journalism  literacy  freelancing  writing  blogging 
october 2007 by mcmorgan
jill/txt: "weblogs: learning to write in the network"
"network literacy and how blogging is not simply keeping an electronic journal, it's distributed and collaborative; it's learning to think and write with the network. I'll also talk a bit about the ethics of insisting students blog in public."
blog  blogging  web2.0  literacy  erhetoric  newliteracy 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
if:book: poetry in motion
About projects capturing and playing back the writing process (micro level) in real time. Follow the link to Dlog and have a go.
writing  web2.0  literacy  fyc 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
Main Page - FinnegansWiki
Finally, FW goes on a wiki for global annotation
NetworkedBook  literature  literacy 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
if:book: dismantling the book
Chapters and sections as chunks of the hypertext called "book.: "a big part of the consumer market that book publishers have owned for 200 years want the nuggets, not a narrative" If books go the way of albums and chapers are singles, then tagging and a f
books  tagging  web2.0  NetworkedBook  literacy  library2.0 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
WPA Position Statement on Assessment - DRAFT | Council of Writing Program Administrators
Draft of the most current WPA statement, with an emphasis on learning in context and multi-literacies - two aspects that College in the High Schools cannot address.
literacy  fyc  multiliteracy  visualliteracy 
june 2007 by mcmorgan
Web 2.0: The Sleep of Reason, Part I - Britannica Blog
Gorman goes back to the interplay of print = Authority and net does not. Good entry point to the main issues: "Print does not necessarily bestow authenticity, and an increasing number of digital resources do not, by themselves, reflect an increase in exp
web2.0  rhetoric  literacy  socialpractices  authenticity  scholarship2.0  credibility  authority 
june 2007 by mcmorgan
Paul Robeson Library:: Provost Video on Plagiarism
In the name of entertainment, the videos represent academic integrity as the demands of a bobble-headed school marm, while the i"real life" examples are from a nonsense paper and illustrate poor practices.
literacy  newmedia  plagiarism  fyc  rhetoric 
may 2007 by mcmorgan
Bring the E-Books Home » ‘Chasing Crusoe’ via multimedia: Robinson Crusoe the novel vs. the real ‘Crusoe’ and his island
critique of the Chasing Crusoe multimedia presentation: squanders the opportunity to really develop the text. But it looks like the project is supposed to be a mass media story rather than a deep text.
wcw  webdesign  literacy  books  book 
february 2007 by mcmorgan
Jenkins - Media Education
JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF (application/pdf Object) Schools and afterschool programs must devote more attention to fostering what we call
Facebook  erhetoric  multimedia  media  twwt  readme  Education  literacy 
december 2006 by mcmorgan

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