Assembling the heterogeneous elements for digital learning

You want digitally fluent faculty?

The 2014 Horizon Report for Higher Education has identified the “Low Digital Fluency of Faculty” as the number 1 “significant challenge impeding higher education technology adoption”. I have many problems with this, but the image below captures my main problem.

You want digitally fluent faculty? by David T Jones, on Flickr

As a fairly digitally fluent faculty member I have yet to work for an institution of higher education that is able to deal with digitally fluent faculty. I’ve spent the last 20+ years banging my head against the digital illiteracies of higher education institutions. So to hear that the low digital fluency of faculty is seen as the #1 challenge impeding technology adoption is really rather aggravating.

(And I do know that Nicholson’s character didn’t actually say both lines)

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