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DeFT dissemination conference

A keynote given by Doug Belshaw on 2 October 2012 in Sheffield, England. More details about the conference: http://bit.ly/UPyXE9

Doug Belshaw

on 1 October 2012

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Transcript of DeFT dissemination conference

2 October 2012 DeFT
conference The Purpose of Education The freedom to use the resource for any purpose.
The freedom to study and modify the resource.
The freedom to copy the resource.
The freedom to improve the resource.

(adapted from The Free Software Foundation's 'four freedoms') Openness? Eight essential
of digital
literacies Digital Literacies (cc) image by quoimedia on Flickr Dr. Doug Belshaw Badges & Skills Lead Mozilla Foundation dougbelshaw.com / @dajbelshaw "Openness refers to a very general philosophical position from which some individuals and organizations operate, often highlighted by a decision-making process recognizing communal management by distributed stakeholders (users/producers/ contributors) rather than a centralized authority (owners, experts, boards of directors, etc.)"
(Wikipedia) DMX vs. The Google "There’s a Japanese proverb that I love. It translates, literally, as “The reverse side itself also has a reverse side” (“Monogoto niwa taitei ura no ura ga aru mono da”)."

(Cathy Davidson) knowyourmeme.com http://purposed.org.uk "Probably the first advice I would give unequivocally, based on my own decades online, is that in a world where information is abundant and veracity is not guaranteed, while gatekeepers, authorities, and fact-checkers are scarce, each of us as individuals and all of us as a society have no choice but to learn how to think critically about what we pluck from the information flow, how much we are to believe what we find or are given, and whether we should even devote any mind share to it at all."

(Howard Rheingold, 'Net Smart') "A bias is simply a leaning—a tendency to promote one set of behaviors over another. All media and all technologies have biases. It may be true that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”; but guns are a technology more biased to killing than, say, clock radios. Televisions are biased toward people sitting still in couches and watching."

(Douglas Rushkoff) I want to focus on 3 things today: (+ Nick Clegg) 1 Openness 2. Digital Literacies 3. The purpose(s) of education Open Educational Resources Cultural
Civic 'Gestures' by João Machado CC BY CriCristina CC BY-NC-SA Josie Fraser "Our ability to balance consumption with production and sharing, our ability to connect with one another, is transforming the sense of media from a particular sector of the economy to a cheap and globally available tool for organized sharing."
(Clay Shirky) REMIX You never know who's going to remix your stuff... And that's
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