This has been another hot topic in the twitterverse and blogosphere over the last year. The conversation has been wide-ranging and brought to light diverse and often contested views.
From the basics of: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Literacy has become literacies and a range of descriptors have been used, including: digital, information, media, new media, 21st century to identify a few. The notion of skills, competencies and fluencies have occasionally been referenced.
For this topic, I am looking back before moving forward to devise plans and goals for 2009.
These are some posts that have contributed to the conversation over the year:
Doug Belshaw on literacy using his digital literacy tag or his Ed.D. thesis references and more recently his post: The problem/s of 21st century literacy/ies.
Kim Cofino wrote: What is literacy?
John Connell wrote on visual literacy
Ben Grey wrote on his blog, The Edge of Tomorrow: 21st Century Confusion
Elizabeth Helfant wrote in her blog, Helcat Rants and Ramblings: Defining Emerging Literacies
Elizabeth Holmes on jog the web: What are 21st Century Skills?
Jenny Luca put together: Literacy for our age
Jo McLeay wrote: Blogging as a literacy practice.
Mike Romard wrote: Information Literacy for lower elementary students
Toni Twiss wrote in her Upwardly Mobile blog: Information Literacy
Edwin Wargo wrote on his blog, The Brute Thing: Literacy: Back to the Basics
Patrick Woessner contributed: 21st Century Information Literacy
The New Literacies
Principles for New Media Literacy
The 21st Century Information Fluency provides some interesting resources.
I am making this post a work in progress.
As a reference point: #literacyconversation