5. Challenges of Implementation

Our inquiry question: What are the challenges of implementing digital production activities in and out of school?

If you missed the live synchronous class, watch the video and answer the questions on the Pathwright to receive class participation credit.


  1. Polling as Pedagogy. We’ll use Sli.do to share opinions and discuss ideas. Use Join Code #7503 to share your opinion.

2. Compare and Contrast. Teachers describe their classroom management strategies. Consider these questions:

  • What similarities and differences are evident?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches?
  • How do these videos reveal or embody concepts explored in this week’s readings?

3. Renee reviews your work as digital learners

and explains learning activities for next week on the Pathwright

5. Imagining your final Project. Questions and comments

4. OPTIONAL: Youth Filmmaker Showcase

At the Reel Connections program, part of the Providence Children’s Film Festival, you can screen and discuss examples of youth media. Join me for one of these 2 events this weekend. Bring your family!

  • VOLUME 1. Friday, February 22. 7 PM. RISD Museum, Metcalf Auditorium. 20 N. Main Street, Providence. Ages 13+
  • VOLUME 2. Sunday, February 24, 3:30 PM. RISD Auditorium, 7 Canal Walk, Providence. All ages.

4. Digital Storytelling


Our live class was on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 PM EST. 

Inquiry Question: What makes digital narratives so powerful and complex as a tool for learning?

Please watch the recorded video and offer a comment on this page regarding your response to the issues discussed in the session.


3. Critical & Creative

We had a live synchronous class on Wednesday, Feb 6 at 7 pm EST. If you missed this session, you can watch the video and answer the questions in the Pathwight.

Theme of the Week. Critical and Creative: What is the relationship between readers and writers in a digital age?


  1. Renee reviews your completed work on the Pathwright
  2. Review Twitter #EDC534 stream
  3. Group Activity: Analyze a mentor text AND create a podcast through dialogue
  4. Questions on LEAP #1 DUE Feb 15
  5. Review class participation for next week

2. Digital Authorship

Week 2 Theme: What is Digital Authorship? What are the conditions under which creative expression flourishes?Join us on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7 pm EST for our synchronous video conference. If you are unable to attend, you can watch the recording and complete the questions provided to receive class participation credit.

I goofed on the recording, sadly, so there is only 8 minutes of our amazing class. You can find the alternative activity on the Pathwright under the item for the Class on January 30.


  1. Celebrating Our Team
  2. Small group viewing and discussion: Most interesting concepts from the Study Sheet
  3. Compare and contrast Nathan Zed’s “You’re Not Good Enough” to “How to Build a Creative Style Online” by Anna Rothschild using Google Drawings Venn Diagram
  4. Review LEAP 1 assignment DUE FEB 15
  5. Review class participation activities for next week
  6. Graduate Student Photo Contest
  7. Questions and Other Issues

1. Getting Started SPRING 2019

Welcome to EDC 534, Digital Authorship. This fully-online class will be sure to advance your knowledge and skills as a leader in digital literacy. 

First Meeting. Our first meeting was held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7 p.m EST. Click here to join the meeting. With this overview of the course structure and design, you’ll have a clear picture of what to expect in just one hour. If did not attend the live session, watch a video recording of the meeting below. 


Course Website. We do not use Sakai. Instead, we use a combination of digital platforms including WordPress, Facebook, Pathwright and Twitter as well as other digital tools. Our outward-facing course website is: https://digitalauthorship.org. Here you will find details of the course readings and assignments.

Pathwright for Class Activities. As a busy learner, stay on top of your assignments by using Pathwright, which helps you prepare for each class. Click here to join our Pathwright. You will be able to see exactly what needs to be done for each class session. 


Hobbs, R. (2017). Create to Learn: Introduction to Digital Literacy. New York: Wiley.

Hobbs, R. (2010). Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning. Thousand Oaks: Corwin/Sage.

Welcome to the class and I will look forward to meeting you!

Renee Hobbs

LEAP #3 Digital Stories

In this assignment, students compose a digital story on a topic of their choice, choosing to create a podcast, video production or a screencast under 6 minutes in length.

Alida Hanson: Monkey Jungle

Sherri Jackson – I Am From

Adam Hogue: A Roomful of Family Reflect on Summer in Maine

Kristen Hoffman: My Teaching Placement

Mary Dinsdorff: Not Just in Britain

Denise Phillips: Trouble at School

Pat Johnson: The Morning I Didn’t Want to Get My Shoes Wet

Matt Mendes: Birth of a Teacher

Matt Paiva: My Father Revealed

Tim Stewart: Departure Time

Jamie Greene – An Abandoned Dog 

Meg Jones – Sharks of the Galapagos

Barbara Miller – Bang Bang Cake

Angie Hartley – Vietnam Travel

Erica Harrington – The Lake Monster

Changhee Lee – Disaster