As part of the faculty fellowship with Ellysa Cahoy
, we're going to be holding a workshop on digital literacy. As we've been meeting and planning this, we've started to come up with some really great ideas that I think will make for an engaging learning experience for instructors, instructional designers, librarians.. basically anyone involved in developing student instructional activities. It started out as essentially the DC Digital Storytelling workshops rounded out with information about literacy, research, and utilizing library collections. The idea we came up with last week was to wrap the whole workshop in an overarching project to develop a historical narrative. Essentially what we'll be asking participants to do is choose an important moment in history, and use library media collections and media authoring tools (potentially Kaltura
) to tell a story from the point of view of someone who was there. Each step of the way participants would develop their digital literacy. For example, effective research skills by searching AP videos of the event, and then identifying appropriate use given licensing restrictions and Fair Use freedoms.
The workshop will help us round out our understanding of digital literacy, especially as it pertains to literacies required by students to successfully complete digital media projects in their classes, which will factor into research studies we'll be running over the next year.