Week 2—Resources

Online Learning in Canada

Read the MediaSmarts/CFS document (skim the document and read parts that interest you) if you teach in K-12, or Chapter 1 of Bates if you teach in the post-secondary system.

MediaSmarts/Canadian Teachers Federation. (2016). Connected to Learn: Teachers Experiences with Networked Technologies in the Classroom.
http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/publication-report/full/ycwwiii_connected_to_learn.pdf

Bates, A.W. (2015). Teaching in a digital age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning. Victoria: BCcampus.
http://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/

Optional

Read Barbour (skim and then read sections of interest) if you teach in K-12 or Best if you teach in post-secondary education

Barbour, M. K. (2012). State of the Nation: K-12 online learning in Canada. International Association for K-12 Online Learning. Retrieved from
http://www.inacol.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/iNACOL_CanadaStudy_20121.pdf

Best, S. (2012). Online Learning in Canada: At a Tipping Point, A Cross-Country Check-Up 2012. Contact North.
http://www.contactnorth.ca/sites/default/files/contactNorth/files/pdf/publications/online_learning_in_canada_at_a_tipping_point_-_a_cross_country_check_up_2012_-_july_18_2012_final.pdf

Digital Literacy

Read the Pangrazio article and then read and skim the remaining digital learning resources. If you have the time, Mark Federman’s article provides a great historical context for the problem of digital literacy.

Pangrazio, L. (2016). Reconceptualising critical digital literacy. Discourse: Studies in Cultural Politics, 37(2), 163-174.
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01596306.2014.942836
If this link doesn’t work for you, get the article from the Course Resources folder.

MediaSmarts. Digital and Media Literacy.
http://mediasmarts.ca/digital-media-literacy

MediaSmarts. Mapping Digital Literacy Policy and Practice in the Canadian Education Landscape.
http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/publication-report/full/mapping-digital-literacy.pdf

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education. Digital Literacy Centre.
http://dlc.lled.educ.ubc.ca/

Mozilla. Web Literacy.
https://learning.mozilla.org/en-US/web-literacy

Optional

Federman, M. (2005). Why Johnny And Janey Can’t Read, And Why Mr. And Ms. Smith Can’t Teach: The challenge of multiple media literacies in a tumultuous time.
http://individual.utoronto.ca/markfederman/WhyJohnnyandJaneyCantRead.pdf

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