Empowering Faculty to Develop Digital Literacy Skills: Working (Backwards from the Goal) Toward a Solution. Dr. Jan Rune Holmevik, Clemson University

From the Center of Excellence website, June 2016.
An Agent for Change
Jaren's story is a good illustration of the digital exigency that faces higher education today
Digital Natives
Today's students are digital natives, but that does not mean they are also Digitally Literate, Digitally Fluent and Electrate. In order to make a real difference in the digital world, these skills are critical.
Digital + Literacy
A changing world requires new skills in order to solve new problems.
Driving into the future using only our rearview mirror. Marshall McLuhan

Clemson University

1889: Clemson College founded as a "High Seminary" of learning.

2001: Clemson University named Time Magazine Public College of the Year, 2001.

2014: Clemson Named Top 20 Public University by US News and World Report.

2016: Clemson ranked R1 Highest Research Activity University

We believe that Digital Creativity Across the Curriculum will be critical for achieving digital literacy, fluency, and electracy in our students.

2014: Clemson's CIO Office provides Creative Cloud to all students, Faculty and Staff.

A digital Maker-Space for over 28,000 people

The CIO's Office together with the Library and the students invest in support and infrastructure.

Digital Creativity Scholars: Centers of Excellence in their Home Departments
So how are we doing two years in?

Faculty Survey Spring 2016

We have only just begun. Traditional literacy took over 2000 years to develop. Digital literacy will also take time to implement, and the only way to scale up to digital literacy is through curricular integration.

Dr. Jan R. Holmevik is Associate Professor of English and Co-Director for the Center of Excellence in Next Generation Computing and Creativity and Clemson University.

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