Higher Education

College faculty bring digital literacy competencies into courses in teacher education, media and communication, the arts and humanities and other disciplines. By using pedagogies that involve students in authentic inquiry, learning is accelerated. Hands-on experiential learning with digital tools and technologies contributes to the development of deeper learning. By building your own digital literacy competencies, you'll be able to generate ideas and assignments that engage and challenge learners.

WORKSHOP SESSIONS​​

DIGITAL IDENTITIES of FACULTY (AND STUDENTS)

Faculty and students consider the topic of digital identity in some activities that enable them to share and work together. Some attention to analyzing and creating and focus on process. Creating digital dossiers to discover ourselves online. Reflect on how to developing a digital footprint as a scholar and an educator as you use websites, digital video, social media, podcasting, and other strategies to express your public identity as a scholar and teacher.

STUDENTS AS DIGITAL AUTHORS

When students become digital authors, a profound transformation can take place. We review examples of practice and models of student work by student digital authors. We consider the levels of digital authorship using the “Are you a Digital Author” checklist and discuss approaches to mentoring, scaffolding, providing feedback and evaluating work created by college students.

THE WAYS WE WORK

How do faculty use digital texts, tools and technologies to manage their work in teaching, service and scholarship? In this practical session, we demonstrate some time-saving tools and our strategies for using them. Learn about Mendeley, One Tab, Calendars and more...

COMMUNITIES FOR DIGITAL LITERACY: SMACKDOWN

Who is in your professional learning community? How do you learn from them? We quickly introduce a variety of membership organizations and communities who are in dialogue about digital literacy issues and then use two rounds of conversation for deeper dialogue and exploration to consider how professional membership organizations support our own learning and professional development. 

DOCUMENT THE PROCESS

We explore strategies for integrating media production activities into learning: How do we document what happens? How does documenting a process turn into a media product? Why is video documentation important?. This session demonstrates effective strategies through review of assignments, activities and semester timetables.

ONLINE PEDAGOGIES

Ready to move beyond the threaded discussion, the lecture and PDF file distribution tools? Use Zoom in a way that doesn’t reproduce the lecture model. We explore ways to advance online learning beyond the LMS in this session that examines “pedagogies that transcend the “box.” Learn how faculty are using screencasting, video chat, Flipgrid and more.

MEDIA LITERACY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

How can media literacy competencies be embedded in higher education context across the disciplines? Join us for a discussion of approaches to teaching media literacy in higher education.

CAN I COPY THAT? 

Educators have a variety of misunderstandings about how they can (or should) use copyrighted materials for learning purposes. Some people think that they can only use Creative Commons licensed materials, for example. Others are unsure of whether or how students can use copyrighted materials for digital learning. In this session, your questions will be answered and you will learn how to develop copyright clarity that will enable you support the learning needs of your colleagues and students.