Forty internationally known leaders in open education and technology met in Barcelona on October 19-20, 2009, at the NMC's first official European event, the Open EdTech Summit, cosponsored by the Open University of Catalunya and the New Media Consortium. Together, this extraordinary group considered the question of how to design educational institutions that fully embrace open education as means of being truly responsive to the needs of contemporary society and of today's students.
April 26-28, 2005, San Jose, California
In the context of notions like the “Digital Native” and the increasing need for communication forms that translate well across borders, aspects of visual, aural and digital literacy are increasingly seen as critical extensions of verbal literacy (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). The ways in which these skills and abilities reinforce one another and the kinds of interactions that can result are just beginning to be explored, but few would argue that they are not critically important to success in the world today.
This monograph, the final report of the 21st Century Literacy Summit held in April 2005, presents an action plan for this emerging field, and details the strategic priorities and recommendations that were the summit's major outcomes.
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