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Final Projects

Students have completed their pecha kucha presentations and are getting ready to submit their final website projects. They’re building wikipages to share what’s they have learned. Take a look at some of the fascinating topics they are exploring: 4chan & … Continue reading

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Sample Midterm Question 2

Using the “They say, I say” structure of academic writing, summarize the key ideas that we learned from James Paul Gee in relation to the concept of literacy and the relationship between videogames and learning. Then offer your own response … Continue reading

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Sample Midterm Question

1. View the video, “Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media” in relation to digital and media literacy skills (access, analyze, compose, reflection and social action). Compose a chart to visually represent key ideas in the video and comment on what’s … Continue reading

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Screencasting as a Literacy Tool

We’re exploring the ways in which screencasting can be used to share meaning through the practice of critical analysis of YouTube videos. You might want to watch and listen as the professor analyzes a beer commercial… check it out! Renee … Continue reading

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Hands-On, Minds On!

Students in my New Media Literacies class exceeded my expectations! They created 10 web pages in under 30 minutes. You can see my summary of the student projects here in the first in-class assignment. Here’s what they had to do: … Continue reading

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Overview of the Course

This course examines the intersection of education and participatory culture, literacy and technology change, the knowledge gap, informal learning and knowledge communities, emerging social skills and cultural competencies across the lifespan. The concept of literacy is undergoing a transformation as … Continue reading

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