A little about modern software

Creators of software apps ensure that their apps give their users the affordances required to intuitively set up learning activities. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines affordance as, “The qualities or properties of an object that define its possible uses or make clear how it can or should be used.”  In Blackboard’s learning management system (LMS), for … Continue reading A little about modern software

Are you digitally literate or even digitally fluent? How do you know?

According to The American Library Association’s digital-literacy task force offers this definition: “Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.” But how do you know if you are digitally literate and how do you know how close you are … Continue reading Are you digitally literate or even digitally fluent? How do you know?

Promoting digital literacy through critical digital pedagogy

Being digitally literate contributes to much of the success in a blended learning classroom. Success is to have satisfied students who have achieved the intended outcomes while gaining transferrable skills related to using technology. To increase students' digitally literacy on their road to digital competency they have to be given agency to discover on their … Continue reading Promoting digital literacy through critical digital pedagogy