Welcome to the course!
- Introductions: Your Identity as a Person with an Upcoming Birthday in 2018/2019
- Review Learning Outcomes, Readings, Assignments and Topics
- Pros and Cons of Using a Facebook Closed Group for Academic Discussion
- Preview Class Participation Homework due Wednesday, January 31
If you did not participate in the live synchronous class, watch the recording and (a) introduce yourself and (b) offer your opinions about the potential pros and cons of using Facebook Closed Group for academic discussion using “Leave a Reply” on this page, below.
CLASS PARTICIPATION HOMEWORK: PLEASE COMPLETE THESE ACTIVITIES BEFORE our next synchronous class on WEDNESDAY, January 31 at 7 pm
- Introduce yourself on the Digital Authorship Facebook Discussion Group in relation to your identity as a digital author. What digital media have you created so far in your career? You might review the checklist on Hobbs page 14 as a guide. Do you have ideas about what you might want to create as part of the learning experience this semester? Share your ideas!
- View and comment. First, establish a Video ANT account if you do not already have one. Then access the video “How to Be Creative” by PBS Digital Studios on the Video ANT and take notes as you watch to identify at least three key ideas. Then compose a response on the Video ANT that include both a summary of a key idea and your response to it.
- Create a Blog. Using what you learned in Chapter 7, create a blog for this course that includes the following pages: About the Author, LEAP 1, LEAP 2, LEAP 3 and FINAL PROJECT. If you like, you can use an existing blog if you have it.
- Tweet. Establish a Twitter account for this class or use an existing account. Send a tweet with the URL of your course blog along with the hashtag #EDC534. Monitor the hashtag and follow the members of our class to read their work.
- Read. Buckingham, David (2008). Defining digital literacy: What do young people need to know about digital media? In C. Lankshear and M. Knobel (Eds), Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies and Practices (pp. 73 – 90). New York: Peter Lang.
- Read. Create to Learn, Chapters 1 – 3 (pp. 1 – 44) and Chapter 7 (pp. 103 – 121).
- Comment on the Readings. Consider one or more of these questions and compose a 250 – 500 word response. Share your response to the readings on your blog.
- What are some of the different meanings of the term “digital literacy”?
- Which of the concepts from media literacy might apply to the current problem we have with the rise of so-called “fake news”?
- Why is “digital writing” important to Buckingham? Why is it important to Hobbs?
- What is the most quotable quote from each author? Why do you like it?
- What questions or issues do Hobbs or Buckingham raise without developing them more fully?