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.