There are two distinct projects that focus on fluency for the 21st century. Both projects use the circle as a graphic representation of the fluency they advocate for. Within their “fluency” circle is a center surrounded by 5 sub divisions representing different aspects of their fluency project.
21st Century Fluency Project
The 21st Century Fluency Project describes itself as a “collaborative initiative that was created to develop exceptional educational resources to assist in transforming learning to be relevant to life in the 21st century.”
Learning in broken down into the following elements:
- The Big Picture
- Essential Question
- The Scenario
- Exploring Assumptions
- Learner Resources
- The Learning Process
This project is copyrighted by the infoSavvy Group, a consulting firm that does presentations, facilitations and workshops. Andrew Churches, the creator of the Digital Bloom Taxonomy is listed as one of their presenters.
21st Century Information Fluency
The mission of the 21st Century Information Fluency Project (21CIF) is to “help educators and students improve their ability to locate, evaluate and use digital information more effectively, efficiently and ethically.”
This fluency project focuses specifically on “digital information fluency” (DIF) and focuses on how to effectively and efficient find information using digital search tools.
Started in 2001 at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy with funding from the US Department of Education, 21CIF became a business in 2009 generating income from online course fees, face to face workshop fees and product licensing.