Exploring Digital Literacy

Exploring Digital Literacy AppLC

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A new Appalachian Learning Community (AppLC) has been established to explore digital literacy, which is emerging as a strategic direction and core competency at many universities.

Increasingly, as faculty and students are immersed in digital content, tools, and products, they require more sophisticated understandings and skills to navigate, evaluate, and participate in digital and civic spaces. A number of frameworks and approaches related to digital literacy have emerged that could inform the teaching, research, and learning efforts at our university. Our learning community will build individual and collective knowledge of those who are ready to learn and develop means to advance digital literacy at Appalachian State University.

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Purpose and Outcome of Learning Community:

  • Develop models in digital literacy
  • Develop and implement a survey to determine whether and how digital literacy is included in courses and programs at Appalachian State University
  • Facilitate connections to increase opportunities for communicationcollaboration, and professional development/learning.
  • Identify means to grow digital literacy across campus

Upcoming Events:

Media Literacy Week

Monday, November 5, 2018—Friday, November 9, 2018

We are launching our Exploring Digital Literacy LC in conjunction with the United States' 4th Annual Media Literacy Week.  Since 1993, Appalachian State University's Reich College of Education has sustained a record of
early implementation of media literacy practice in our Teacher Education Programs
(Aufderheide, 1993). In 2018, we continue the legacy, joining hundreds of groups around the
country in supporting the effort to expand the practice of media literacy. For the fourth
consecutive year in a row, Appalachian State University will participate as a national partner in
our annual Media Literacy Week in the United States.

The purpose is to raise visibility regarding
the importance, power, and value of media literacy education and its essential role in education
for today and tomorrow. Media literacy skills are vital to living and learning in the 21st century.
At a moment when families, advocates, and public officials are rethinking the way schools
operate, it is important for media literacy to be part of that discussion if the movement/discipline
is to grow and evolve. Join us in celebrating!

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Media Literacy Week Flyer