Week 2 Theme: What is Digital Authorship? What are the conditions under which creative expression flourishes?
If you did not participate in the live synchronous class, watch the recording:
In the “Leave a Reply” section below, please offer a comment and interpretation of the video by Nathan Zed, building upon the ideas you encountered in watching the class discussion.
- Renee reviews your completed work
- Nathan Zed’s “You’re Not Good Enough.” Small group viewing and discussion
- Comparing Buckingham & Hobbs on the different meanings of the term “digital literacy,” how concepts from media literacy apply to the rise of so-called “fake news” and why “digital writing” matters. Share ideas from your blog posts.
- Review readings, homework & LEAP 1 assignment for next week
CLASS PARTICIPATION HOMEWORK: PLEASE COMPLETE THE ACTIVITIES BELOW BEFORE our next synchronous class on WEDNESDAY, February 7 at 7 pm
Week 3 Theme: The Critical and the Creative. What is the relationship between readers and writers in a digital age?
- READ AND REVIEW: Hobbs, Create to Learn, Chapters 4 and 5 (pp. 45 – 86) and Chapter 8 (pp. 123 – 137). See also slides and study materials for these chapters
- READ: Pangrazio, L. (2016). Reconceptualising critical digital literacy. Discourse, 37(2), 163–174.
- DISCUSS: Luciana Pangrazio offers an analysis of some of the many tensions that exist in how the term “digital literacy” is developing. Hobbs offers her thoughts about concepts and ideas that enable people to comprehend and analyze messages as part of digital authorship. Use the Facebook Discussion Group to comment on some of the ideas from these two readings that resonated with you. As you contribute, take time to read and respond to some of the ideas shared by class members.
- LISTEN: Choose one of the selected podcasts from Morgan Jaffe’s “Burst Your Bubble” series to listen to. Use this list to sign up.
- CREATE AND COMPOSE: LEAP #1. Due Wednesday, Feb 7.
- SHARE: Compose and share a tweet that entices people to read your LEAP 1 essay, using both the #EDC534 hashtag and a link to your work.
OPTIONAL. Meet and talk with podcast author Morgan Jaffe in a Media Education Lab webinar on Monday, February 5 at 4 p.m. or view the recorded program.