Initiative for Digital Education for Accelerated Learning
The goal of IDEAL is to transform current undergraduate pedagogical practice at FPU through the enhancement, across the curriculum, of digital skills and literacy.
New York Times: "Welcome to the Post-Text Future"
"I’ll make this short: The thing you’re doing now, reading prose on a screen, is going out of fashion. . . . The defining narrative of our online moment concerns the decline of text, and the exploding reach and power of audio and video."
- Farhad Manjoo
High-Impact, Experiential, Applied, Active Teaching and Learning
- Students are no longer passive consumers of knowledge and information.
- Students become active producers of knowledge and information.
- Learning by doing, making, problem-solving = creative, critical thinking and learning.
- Learning outcomes and capacities that transfer
At UNC Chapel Hill, we are using Adobe Creative Cloud as a "virtual maker space" that travels with students wherever they go:
to produce and circulate intellectual work
to critically and creatively solve problems for themselves, their communities, families, professions, institutions, and organizations
In what kinds of courses/departments might "Our Lives Together" belong?
From a Student Experience perspective, how might an assignment like "Our Lives Together" compare with a conventional research paper on such a topic?
From a Faculty perspective, how might an assignment like "Our Lives Together" compare with a conventional research paper on such a topic?
TOOL vs. INSTRUMENT
"The goal of IDEAL is to transform current undergraduate pedagogical practice at FPU."
Critical Literacy = From Knowledge Consumers to Knowledge Producers
Critical Digital Literacy = From Media/Information Consumers to Media/Information Producers
Digital Literacy Pedagogy is not just merely aesthetic; it's epistemological.
Digital Literacy Pedagogy is not just surface, it's substance.
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