To answer this question I completed the New Literacies for Collaboration survey by Nussbaum-Beach & Hall (2012). The survey and results gave me an insight into the knowledge and skills that are needed to be literate in a digital world.

Here are my results.

14 /16 – Model digital-age work and learning
12/16  – Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
11/16 – Facilitating and inspiring learning and creativity
10/16 – Design and develop digital-age learning experiences and assessments

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Overall, yes I believe I am multiliterate, however there are some areas I have highlighted for further development including providing learners with multiple assessments aligned with content and technology standards and making time to advocate, model, and teach safe, and ethical use of digital information.

I was however surprised at the lack of focus on the importance of basic computer skills. To collaborate effectively it is imperative that all participants of a team have a basic level of understanding of how to access, create and share files within a network. I think it is important not to overestimate the nitty gritty skills.


Nussbaum-Beach, S., & Hall, L. R. (2012). Defining the connected educator. In The connected educator: Learning and leading in a digital age (pp. 3-24). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.