Anticipatory digital literacies practices for an uncertain future

Walsh, C.S. (2017) Anticipatory digital literacies practices for an uncertain future. In: Fok, Wilton, and Li, Vivian Wenting, (eds.) Teaching and Learning with Technology: proceedings of the 2016 Global Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology. World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 1-12.

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As machines, clothing, buildings, even body parts become 'smarter', humans' digital literacy practices need to be anticipatory to avoid disruption. Anticipatory digital literacy practices are pre-active. They help humans understand what digital literacies practices they need to acquire and/or abandon to successfully adapt to new sociotechnical realities characterised by linear exponential technological change. In a probable future, some individuals and organisations will employ their anticipatory digital literacy practices to productively capitalise on technology innovations to maximise their business, economic impact and profits. But in a preferable future, all individuals have authentic opportunities to use anticipatory digital literacy practices at school to work successfully with others and artificial intelligence to address global challenges. Critical to addressing these global challenges is education's ability to help individuals understand the ethical dimension of their anticipatory digital literacy practices so they not only use them pre-actively, but with respect for others and the Earth. Equally paramount, is understanding that anticipatory digital literacies practices are not skills or competencies, rather they are cultural ways of doing things predicated on taking a pre-active stance to avoid disruption with different affinity groups.

Item ID: 47807
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-3148-81-9
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Presented at the 2016 Global Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology, Singapore, 16-17 June 2016.

Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 01:20
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 100%
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