new literacies

New Media Literacies (Project NML)

1. Play: the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving.

2. Performance: the ability to adopt alternative identities for the purpose of improvisation and discovery.

3. Simulation: the ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-world processes.

4. Appropriation: the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content.

5. Multitasking: the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed to salient details.

6. Distributed cognition: the ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities.

7. Collective intelligence: the ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal.

8. Judgment: the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources.

9. Transmedia navigation: The ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities.

10. Networking: the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information.

11. Negotiation: the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms.


21st Century Skills (Framework for 21st Century Learning)

Learning and Innovation Skills

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Communication and Collaboration

Life and Career Skills

  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility

Information, Media and Technology Skills

  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) Literacy

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