Just came across this thoughtful exploration of the process by which we learn a new skill:
I have been intrigued with the relationship of being skilled, literate and fluent in the
DigitalWorld for a while. We are focusing at school to look through the lens of fluency using technology as tools (e.g. using the iPad as the device and apps as the tool to achieve fluency), not as the end. I am wondering if the word “fluency” in the digital world, sparks the same thoughts or activates the background definition in other educators? I have heard others in the edubloggersphere use the word “workflow” instead of “fluency”.
Workflow is defined by Wikipedia as:
The sequence of industrial, administrative, or other processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion.
The world “workflow” c-o-u-l-d work, but still does not sound right. What about a LEARNflow? The goal in education is for our students to learn, to become life long learners and do do so unconsciously, smoothly and [as] effortlessly [as possible]… I am still mulling over the semantics here… Your input is appreciated… Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
The main point is that our end goal is not simply literacy but fluency. She also has a pretty darn fancy slideshow to go with this:
Check it out!