After completing this course, you will:
- Deepen awareness of yourself as a literate individual and reflect on your personal and social identity as an author in the home, workplace, for citizenship and daily life.
- Gain knowledge of how changes in society and technology are shaping approaches to writing, media production, multimodal media composition and media literacy in the context of K-12 and higher education, and in informal learning environments, including home, library and community
- Understand how digital media production practices for learning embody ideologies about the relative value of creativity, collaboration, authority, representation, power and social action.
- Strengthen reading comprehension, critical reading and synthesis skills in responding to texts in a variety of genres and forms.
- Appreciate the variety of instructional practices that are used in K-12, higher education and in informal learning to develop the digital and media literacy competencies of children, adolescents and adults.
- Develop digital media production technical competencies and the habits of mind associated with creative expression and communication.
- Deepen collaborative, organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills in working with others as a member of a creative production team.
- Gain a broader appreciation of the role of both scholarship and praxis in building an interdisciplinary knowledge community in digital literacy.