Digital literacy is a pressing objective of teaching and learning. While most students engage widely with digital writing on the internet through social media, wikis and news feeds, more attention needs to be given to how students write and read creatively and responsibly in public-facing digital spaces.
At the next University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) session, attendees will explore the affordances and constraints of digital tools that allow for media-rich, non-linear or otherwise unconventional writing projects. The session will be devoted to a broadly based discussion of user-friendly digital writing platforms, including Scalar, Twine, WordPress and Voyant, and will include brief overviews of the tools and examples of assignments.
Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences with digital projects they have assigned or created; however, no prior experience is needed. This session is intended to inspire participants with possibilities for using digital tools to refresh their approaches to writing and learning.
This UCITE session, titled “Digital Literacy,” will be held Friday, April 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library.
A pizza lunch will be provided.
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