Digital Fluency

Binghamton University’s Center for Learning and Teaching will be launching a Digital Fluency Initiative this coming 2014-2015 academic year. Throughout the year, we will be scheduling various seminars and events to introduce the concepts of Digital Fluency and would like to have volunteers to pilot various pedagogies that relate to our success criteria (see below). Toward the end of the year, we would like to host an event where our practitioners of Digital Fluency can showcase their work.

What is it?

Harnessing the digital world to create, communicate and collaborate effectively in academic and professional environments. Digital fluency is understanding the range of possibilities for a certain objective, knowing how to choose the appropriate solutions from a set of tools to best meet those objectives, and understanding how to adapt to changing technology.

Success Criteria

For the Binghamton University community, this means that this initiative will be successful if ...

  • Individuals become fluent in creating presentations to various audiences in various environments.
  • Individuals become fluent in collaborating with others in various digital environments.
  • Individuals become fluent in communicating in various digital environments.

What activities/skills fit into the above?

  • Be able to create and deliver an effective webinar.
  • Be able to collaborate with others across distance and time.
  • Be able to create and deliver an effective presentation.
  • Be able to make an effective live video presentation.
  • Be able to create rich media documents.
  • Be able to create effective video content.
  • Be able to collect various learning artifacts into an effective electronic portfolio.
  • Be able to identify audience needs in order to become an effective communicator.

Research and Articles

Briggs, Christian. "The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency." http://www.socialens.com/blog/2011/02/05/the-difference-between-digital-literacy-and-digital-fluency/ (accessed July 07, 2014).

Briggs, Christian, and Kevin Makice. Digital fluency: building success in the digital age. Bloomington, Ind.: SociaLens, 2012.

White, Gerald. "Digital fluency : skills necessary for learning in the digital age." http://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=digital_learning (accessed July 07, 2014).

Last Updated: 8/28/14