Making Space for Creativity By shauna chung


About Me:

student, teacher, colleague

1) My PhD cohort in Clemson's Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design program. 2) The dream job since age three: teaching.

Student Experience

Language: a means to effect social change; a technology that is, in turn, shaped by social forces
Communication in the digital age includes images and sound alongside text. With these modes, we CREATE meaning through active participation instead of passive observance.
My crash course in all things digital literacy. Instruction by Dr. Jan Holmevik (pictured right)

Tenets of the Course


Core Learning Principle:


Digital creativity requires an involvement with and exploration of the world. We learn by doing, experimenting, failing, succeeding, PLAYING.

Core Competencies:

Developing technical skills

The tool: Adobe Spark, Lightroom, Premiere Pro CC.

Applying theoretical frameworks

RCID 8050 emphasized not the erasure of self but the reframing of personal identity as the starting place for creativity and invention. This principle echoes the Socratic dictum, "the unexamined life is not worth living."
Personal insights don't stay within the individual. They're the impetus (i.e. the "phone call") to apply personal meaning to a wider social context.

The Academic Journey

Teaching Experience

English 1030: Rhetoric and Composition

Developing technical skills

The "digital native" of this generation is often a consumer, not a creator.

Building upon (NOT erasing) traditional academic processes


Students still make arguments about real-world issues.
Students still consult credible, scholarly sources.

Sparking Curiosity

On his own, this student sought out extra tutorials to increase the sound quality of his video. He emailed me this tutorial so that I could share it with his classmates.

Engaging the Personal

The Clemson History Project

The "First-Timer"

The "I Want More"

The "Experienced"

Graduate Colleague Experience

Grad 360°'s Digital Literacy Project

Dr. Jason Osborne (dean of the graduate school) , Shauna Chung, Dr. Stephen Quigley, Dr. Tia Dumas (assistant dean for professional development and inclusive excellence)

Goal: to infuse professional development for graduate students with a digital literacy component.

  • Module 1: Telling Your Story (Spark Web Page)
  • Module 2: Finding Your Community (Adobe Audition)
  • Module 3: Enhancing Your Teaching (Premiere Pro CC)
  • Module 4: Enhancing Your Presentations (InDesign)
  • Module 5: Publishing Yourself (Behance)

I am one of many.

Let's make space for digital creativity!

When you activate one, you activate multitudes.

Email: shaunac@g.clemson.edu


Created with images by Nadine Shaabana - "Reflective Perspective" • Paul Schafer - "Read Between the Lines" • Nitish Meena - "Immigrants make America Great" • Himesh Kumar Behera - "untitled image" • Jakob Owens - "untitled image" • Pexels - "bright celebration dark fire firecracker fireworks flame" • FunkyFocus - "manipulation smartphone gleise run" • Jakob Owens - "Photography Tools" • geralt - "human observer exhibition" • Nathan Dumlao - "untitled image" • rawpixel - "untitled image" • geralt - "apple fruit selection especially special feature one"

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