Digital Literacy
31 articles
Education in the (Dis)Information Age
Digital Literacy
Kris Shaffer
It's time we brought back the hyperlink and learned how to really use it. It’s time we used information abundance to our advantage. And it’s time we disentangled our communications from platforms tuned for the spread of disinformation. The health of our democracies just might depend on it.
Learning at the Intersections
Collaboration
Amanda Licastro
Students were writing about & for asylum seekers in a tumultuous political climate. A service learning initiative quickly became a matter of life or death.
A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin
Critical Pedagogy
Sean Michael Morris · Jesse Stommel
Some platforms are not agnostic. Not all tools can be hacked to good use. Critical Digital Pedagogy demands we approach our tools and technologies always with one eyebrow raised.
Seeking Patterns and Making Meaning: Digital Life in the Tangerine Era
Digital Literacy
Sherri Spelic
How do we as citizens, educators, parents, neighbors and consumers deal with the flood of political messaging in a polarized and polarizing phase in our society’s history? Amid the concerns about the
Twessays and Composition in the Digital Age
Composition
Donna M. Alexander
While written assignments are typically growing in length in line with the ever-expanding volume of resources available to student writers, platforms like Twitter demand more succinct approaches to writing and offer a range
Are Apps Becoming the New Worksheet?
Digital Literacy
Lee Skallerup Bessette
My daughter loves school. She used to line up her stuffed animals in rows and “teach” them for hours on end. When she got a special new doll for her 7th birthday named
On Advocacy: Hybrid Pedagogy’s 2016 List of Lists
Digital Literacy
Chris Friend
We won’t take this lying down. No, we will join together, combine our voices, and raise our own kind of hell. The 2016 U.S. presidential election is still a fresh wound
Truthy Lies and Surreal Truths: A Plea for Critical Digital Literacies
Digital Literacy
Kris Shaffer
Misinformation abounds. This has always been the case, but the problem has become acute in the age of digital communication. As Mike Caulfield and Zeynep Tufekci have been showing in the week following
Giving Voice to Written Words
Digital Literacy
Chris Friend
Writers should talk more. We write to make ourselves heard. We use writing to tell a story, contribute to conversations, add our voices to a chorus, raise the alarm against injustice, call for
Fountain: Scholarship and the Illusion of Permanence
Digital culture
Nick Szydlowski
This is an experimental publication combining video and text. It was created in response to a call for papers seeking a “meta-level consideration of what ‘counts’ as scholarship, ideally in a form that
Plagiarism is Dead; Long Live the Retweet: Unpacking an Identity Crisis in Digital Content
Collaboration
Susanne Murphy
“What oft was thought but ne’er so well express’d” Alexander Pope’s eighteenth century advice to writers — now known as content producers — has a new relevance for the Internet Age, although
Learning as Weaving
Collaboration
Naomi Barnes
As educators, we want to teach in ways that support our students to be the best that they can be. We yearn for the lightbulb moment. We are so proud of them when
Librarian as Outsider
Academic Labor
Nora Almeida
Academic librarians are worried about power. And powerlessness. They are particularly concerned with the way power dynamics shape their identities as educators and inform their pedagogical capacity. Recent library scholarship has introduced a
The Pedagogy of Trolls
Digital culture
Steven L. Berg
Andrew Shaw’s “The College Experience: A Modern-Day Paddy West?” demonstrates the value of asking undergraduates to prepare and publish assignments. As an historian of the early modern world, Shaw was able to
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