Comparative Digital Literacy at Kennesaw State University by Todd Taylor, UNC CHapel Hill

Educating a New Generation of Citizen-Scholars

College campuses everywhere, including my own at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, are currently revising their curricula with an increasing emphasis on experiential learning, interdisciplinary approaches, and an array of literacies. Our collective mission remains the same: to develop students into citizen-scholars who use their intellectual work and critical practices to promote the public good and advance their professions. However, the contexts in which students and citizens-scholars now produce and circulate their work continue to change rapidly, largely in response to emerging digital and information technologies. This presentation explores innovative ideas for extending our literacy traditions into new contexts with an emphasis on critical reading, writing, listening, and speaking in public forums enabled by digital media and information technologies.

Sx Sells: The Student eXperience

"Comparative Digital Literacy" outlines approaches to teaching and learning that promote advanced, critical literacy practices and capacities in any class, across every discipline, through any academic genre, and in every communicative mode. This presentation showcases and examines an array of powerful student work from across the curriculum to provide faculty with the inspiration to innovate and the scaffolding to do so effectively. The presentation encourages faculty to participate in follow-up course development workshops. Faculty will leave the sessions with early drafts of comparative media work, like they might ask their students to do.

SPARK creativity and engagement

Use written, oral, visual, and interactive communication to DEVELOP and SHARE transformative ideas

Learn HOW media WORK, not by completing software tutorials and certificate programs but by producing media that SOLVE PROBLEMS for students' communities, professions, and organizations

1) Keep people first

2) Start simple

3) Focus on program and pedagogical principles

4) Invest in hands-on instructor training

5) Practice and make precise instructional tutorials

6) Consider access

7) Reflect critically on technology

8) Consult with others

9) Expect the crash

10) Use technology as a lever for positive change

The Power of Narration





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