Digital literacy in a knowledge economy

Essay on the ABC website (thanks Ian) by John Hartley, is a good encapsualtion of the argument for fostering real critical literacies to create open innovation networks. Although schools and universities certainly teach “ICT skills” and even “creative practice”, so far they have not proven to be adept at enabling demand-driven and distributed learning networks for imaginative rather than instrumental purposes. Here is where creative innovation must be nurtured.
The piece is stirring a lot of polarised responses, revealing why governments and institutions are bound by collective inertia.


About thand

I'm a currently working at NSW Departrment of Education & Training, Connected Classrooms Program, Sydney.
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4 Responses to Digital literacy in a knowledge economy

  1. transub says:

    Just found your blog today – I like the fact that someone trying to marry technology and education in a blog-like fashion.

  2. thand says:

    Thanks KAyla-think the mix works.But thats my world anyway.

  3. Marg says:

    Tim, a timely article. Certainly also plays into the hands of the ‘engaging with industry’ push in the VET sector too yeah?

    Good to see you in the (edu)blogosphere 🙂


  4. thand says:


    Good to see some public debate around this. But like so many lead media pieces it is not followed up. PS like you blog

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