Howard Rheingold on Essential Media Literacies
8.13.09 | Howard Rheingold argues that the digital divide has become less about access and more about knowledge and skills for the digital age.
“Increasingly I think the digital divide is less about access to technology and more about the difference between those who know how and those who don’t know how,” says Howard Rheingold in this video captured by JD Lasica over at socialmedia.biz. “The ability to know has suddenly become the ability to search and the ability to sift” and discern.
Among the Essential Literacies he cites are:
• Critical consumption (which includes “crap detection”—we live in an age when you can get the answer to anything out of the air, but how do you know what to trust?)
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