Just as we get used to the idea of multiple new literacies – digital literacy is gaining traction – in comes the idea of digital thinking. Honestly, it never occurred to me to consider digital thinking. But when I found this description at the HASTAC site (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory), I said “Yesss!, that’s it”. We live in a global network when we choose to and there are many many considerations and decisions to be made in this environment.
What came together in that document might well be the definition of “digital thinking.” That is, you have to think simultaneously and in an integrated fashion not only content and form but also how everything you do connects to anyone and everyone since, potentially, anyone and everyone could be part of your network. That’s what open source is. That’s what digital thinking is.
So I leave you with this simple question: What does it mean to be a web-enabled thinker?