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LINCS Integrating Technology Group June 2019 Summary of Activity

Hello Integrating Technology Colleagues,

Here's the LINCS Integrating Technology Group Summary of Activity for June 2019.

Members as of June 30th: 2005

New members in June: 8

Three new members introduced themselves:

LINCS Badges:

You may have noticed the badge next to the names of people who reached these LINCS posting benchmarks: 1st post, 10 posts, 50 Posts and 100 posts

In June, these people who posted (not including current moderators) had 10 post or 100 post badges

  • Ed Latham: 100 posts
  • Michael Matos: 10 posts
  • Nell Eckersley: 100 posts
  • Art Graesser: 10 posts

Discussions of note:

Discussion : What definition of digital literacy do you use ?

Participants in this discussion helped to update the widely-used American Library Association's digital literacy task force definition of digital literacy, and defined it as being able to “successfully use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, and solve problems, in daily living, education and work.”

I hope the discussion continues in July with reactions to a proposed definition for Integrating Technology I wrote that described integrating technology as “a process for adult basic skills teachers and programs in which the use of digital technology (computers, portable electronic devices such as electronic tablets and smartphones, electronic whiteboards, multimedia projectors and other digital devices) can add value to face-to-face and online teaching and learning.” I added  “Do you like that definition? How would you add to or change it? What do you see as the relationship of digital literacy, digital fluency and integrating technology?”  Consider commenting on that in the discussion thread.

Bulletin : Exploring Media Literacy for Adult Learners

Although bulletins aren’t intended for discussion, this one had several people weighing in on an upcoming webinar and panel discussion later this year that will focus on media literacy for adult educators.

Discussion : The role of Artificial Intelligence in Adult Basic Skills Education

This discussion is for everyone, not just geeks. if they use chatbots, Siri, Alexa or other personal assistants, Facebook, Netflix, or popular education software programs, your adult basic skills learners, and you, already live in a world where Artificial Intelligence (AI) affects your daily living. It is likely that AI's use in education will grow. Join in this discussion thread to add your questions, answers and comments.

David J. Rosen, Moderator

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