Demystifying Technology · Digital Literacy Reconsidered · Teaching · Technology and Society

A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy

Literacy is a set of competencies and knowledge within a certain domain. Digital literacy, then, is literacy within the realm of digital information and communication technologies. Summarizing a variety of definitions regarding digital literacy and related computational thinking, the set of competencies include: Technical skills – the ability to appropriately select and effectively use a range of technologies;… Continue reading A Growing Understanding of Digital Literacy

Community Informatics · Miscellaneous · Syllabi · Teaching

Community Informatics Studio, Summer 2016

Co-instructors: Martin Wolske and Kirstin Phelps Weekly Meeting Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8:30pm, June 14-July 7 Simultaneous Meeting Location: LIS242 and Online Community informatics studio projects have regularly focused on design of programs and space in response to needs and opportunities brought to the class by community partners. For summer, 2016, we’ll zoom out a bit… Continue reading Community Informatics Studio, Summer 2016

Bibliographies · Community Engagement · Community Informatics · Service-Learning · Syllabi · Teaching

Community Engagement, Spring 2016

Here’s the syllabus and link to the bibliography for my spring, 2016, Community Engagement course. The course meets Thursdays from 1:00-3:50pm at the Library and Information Science building, 501 E. Daniel St., Champaign. Thanks to my students from the spring, 2015, course for their invaluable feedback which I have tried to incorporate into this updated… Continue reading Community Engagement, Spring 2016

Community Informatics · Syllabi · Teaching

New Class: Informal Learning Spaces and Pedagogies

I am so excited to share this working draft syllabus, updated 7/21/15, (bibliography posted separately) for a new class I am developing to teach fall 2015. Title: Informal Learning Spaces and Pedagogies Meeting Time: Tuesday, 9-11:50, August 25 – December 8 Meeting Location: Library and Information Science Building, room 341 Prerequisites: none — open to all graduate students… Continue reading New Class: Informal Learning Spaces and Pedagogies