Course Schedule 2019

Spring 2019

Course Schedule

Students should use the Pathwright for Digital Authorship to see a detailed description of class participation activities

This syllabus is subject to change with fair notice

1. JANUARY 23: Introduction to the Course

First Meeting: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7 pm EST


2. FEBRUARY 1: What is Digital Authorship?

What key ideas are embedded in the concept of digital authorship?

Hobbs (2017), Create to Learn, Chapters 1 – 3 (pp. 1 – 44), Chapter 7 (pp. 103 – 121)

Velagic, Z. & Hasenay, D. (2013). Understanding textual authorship in the digital environment: Lessons from historical perspectives. Information Research 18(3), 1 – 10.

Bayne, S. (2006). Temptation, trash and trust: the authorship and authority of digital texts. E-Learning and Digital Media, 3(1), 16-26.

Terras, M. M., Ramsay, J., & Boyle, E. A. (2015). Digital media production and identity: Insights from a psychological perspective. E-Learning and Digital Media, 12(2), 128-146.

3. FEBRUARY 8: The Critical and the Creative

What is the relationship between readers and writers in a digital age

Hobbs (2017) Create to Learn, Chapters 4 and 5 (pp. 45 – 86), Chapter 8 (pp. 123 – 137)

Festa, K. (2017). The book trailer project: Media production within an integrated classroom. Journal of Media Literacy Education 9(2), 105 – 113.

Buckingham, David (2003). Chapter 3. Media Literacies. Media education: Literacy, learning and contemporary culture. London: Polity Press.

Doerr-Stevens, C. (2015). “That’s not something I was, I am, or am ever going to be:” Multimodal self-assertion in digital video production. E-Learning and Digital Media, 12(2), 164-182.

Casinghino, C (2015). The role of collaboration and feedback in advancing student learning in media literacy and video production. Journal of Media Literacy Education 7(2), 69 – 76.

4. FEBRUARY 15: Digital Storytelling

How does creating a digital narrative affect the learner?

Hobbs (2017) Create to Learn, Chapter 6 (pp. 87 – 101), Chapter 10 (pp. 155 – 169), Chapter 12-13 (pp. 205 –220)

American Library Association (2014). Storycorps at Your Library. Programming Librarian.

5. FEBRUARY 22: Challenges of Implementation

What are the challenges of implementing digital production activities in and out of school?

Hobbs (2017), Create to Learn Chapter 9 (pp. 139 – 153)

Buckingham, D. (2018). The challenge of youth media.  Blog.

6. MARCH 1: Identity in a Digital Age

How does authorship construct personal, social and political identity?

7.MARCH 8: The Ethics of Representation

What are the author’s social responsibilities in the practice of representation?

Hobbs (2017) Create to Learn, Chapter 11 (pp. 187 – 203

SPRING BREAK March 10 – 1

8. MARCH 22: Transformative Use

How do digital authors develop respect for copyright and intellectual property

Hobbs, R. (2011) Copyright clarity: How fair use supports digital learning. Thousand Oaks: Corwin/Sage.

9. MARCH 29: Remix Practices in Education:

How do learners use copyrighted works for learning?

Fasimpaur, K. (2015). Open Educational Resources: Share, Remix, Learn.

Hackey, Sean (2015, July 22). Effective teaching remix: Answering the call for digital literacy. Hybrid Pedagogy.

10. APRIL 5: Creative Collaborations in Context

How do educational, institutional and social structures shape expression and learning?

Halverson, E. R., Lowenhaupt, R., Gibbons, D., & Bass, M. (2009). Conceptualizing identity in youth media arts organizations: A comparative case study. E-Learning and Digital Media, 6(1), 23-42.

Belanger, J. (2016). Review of: A Pedagogy of Powerful Communication: Youth Radio and Radio Arts in the Multilingual Classroom. Journal of Media Literacy Education 7(3), 96 – 99.

11. APRIL 12: Your Create to Learn Journey

How can “create to learn” pedagogies be applied to the context of your work and life?

12. APRIL 19: Planning & Developing

What strategic creative and communication processes will you use in your project?

13. APRIL 26: Creating and Revising

How do “critical friends” help to advance the quality of your creative work?

14. MAY 3: Time for Reflection

What have you learned about yourself as a learner and creative individual?

FINAL PROJECT: Due Friday, May 10


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