Monday, September 16, 2013

For this week's MOOC, I read an article Metacognitive Theories by Gregory Schraw and David Moshman of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My main question was this below: 

Knowledge of cognition includes: declarative knowledge,  procedural knowledge, and conditional knowledge. Do all people go through these exact same processes, or are there variations of how people think or learn? Everyone thinks differently, hence different opinions or thoughts. Are the processes the same with slight variations or are there variations of the processes as a whole? 

I'm not quite positive how to word exactly what I'm thinking in my head, but my question is as close to what I am thinking. Everyone thinks differently, so maybe people don't go through the same exact processes while they are learning.

Examples of this could be that some people are visual learners, some are hands-on learners, and some people do just fine listening to lectures and learning through that method. Because these three types of people decipher knowledge in different ways, are the processes still the same? 

Not quite sure if my questions are exactly what the article was getting at, maybe I read it or interpreted it incorrectly. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

So, here are my questions....

Does metaliteracy focus on things such as RSS feeds and how to use them while media literacy focuses more on how to send, receive, and interpret things such as Facebook messages?  Also, what are the actual differences between media, digital, visual, and cyber literacy if they all occur online? Is the ultimate goal of metaliteracy the ability of all people to understand, evaluate and participate in online medias?

I guess you  could say I'm still not quite sure what metaliteracy is yet.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What is metaliteracy?

When I think of metaliteracy, I think of it being the ability to use, interpret and share information through several online formats. This can include things such as social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.), creating posts on Wikipedia, looking at the local news website and commenting on an event, reading a book through a Nook or Kindle, or even watching an informational "How To" video on Youtube.

Information literacy is the ability to interpret what you are reading through the digital sources.