“To be literate in the 21st century, you have to be able
to communicate on the screen.”
—Richard E Miller, English, Rutgers University
Are you curious about the possibilities for including a multi-modal or digital project in a class but hesitant about the technology, the learning curve, or the process? Perhaps you think digital projects are just for show and only create extra work for you and your students? Maybe you have a great idea for an assignment, but aren’t sure what tool to use? If you’re new to these approaches, this workshop is for you.
Join members of ITEC and Research Services for a three day workshop where we will help you identify and develop a short module that incorporates digital tools to meet your learning outcomes and further students’ digital literacy skills. At the end of three days you will have an assignment that is ready to be implemented in a course, basic knowledge of how to use the technology, and have worked through a test-run of the assignment yourself.
WHEN: May 18-20, 2015, 9am-3pm
WHERE: Bertrand 025 (Library Lab)
WHO: You in collaboration with members of ITEC and Research Services
WHY: Our students communicate by diverse visual, oral, and textual means in their daily lives, but frequently lack the ability to think critically about the information with which they interact. One of the key components of producing digitally literate students is fostering the ability to evaluate and synthesize information from a range of sources and formats. During this three day session ITEC and Research Services will partner with faculty to develop a learning module (lesson plan, short project, rubric for assessment) to implement in a course that focuses on developing students’ digital literacy through reading with meaning and using digital tools to produce a multi-modal response.
Bucknell faculty will receive a $500 stipend for participating in the workshop. Space is limited.