Friday, July 25, 2008

Digital Opportunities

Paul E. Resta, director of the University of Texas at Austin's Learning Technology Center, speaking at NECC this month outlined 6 essential conditions to provide digital opportunities for learners:

(1) basic literacy skills
(2) access to information and communications technology (ICT) devices, software, and connectivity
(3) access to culturally relevant content in the student's local language
(4) the ability to create, share, and exchange digital content
(5) access to educators who know how to use digital tools and resources in pedagogically sound ways
(6) access to effective leadership in policy and planning.

For some light reading on the subject, click here.

Did you know? 68% of Internet content is in English; next highest is Japanese (6%)

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