Designing for Digital Literacy

Join us for our ongoing conversation series about critical thinking and teaching in a digital age. Our theme for Fall 2018 is Reimagining Writing. How are concepts like style, authorship, authenticity, and authority evolving as remixing, collaboration, and even artificial intelligence tools become more commonplace in content creation? How can we rethink audience, privilege, knowledge, and research practices in ways that are both rigorous and generative?

All programs will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  in the Academic Innovation Studio.

All instructors and academic staff are welcome; no prior experience necessary. Free snacks and adult beverages included!

Hosted by the Berkeley College Writing Programs and the Library.


Past Programs

December 6, 2018, 12:00pm to December 6, 2019, 2:00pm
Join us for lightning talks and lunch, featuring instructors presenting assignments they have developed that foster inquiry and engagement with primary sources.
October 23, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Whose knowledge do we privilege when we introduce our students to writing and research practices in the Berkeley classroom? How can we use discussions about voice, audience, authority, and “scholarly sources” to critically consider the range of knowledge practices privileged in higher education?...
September 20, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
In the classroom, collaborative assignments have always been a thorny issue—including how to assign writing teams and how to evaluate the work fairly. Collaborations also raise ethical issues relating to authorship. We’ll look at the benefits of collaborative assignments, and how to make them work...
April 18, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Algorithms shape our everyday access to information, defining what we can and can not find online. Safiya Umoja Noble's (USC) forthcoming book Algorithms of Oppression explores the algorithms that form the backbone for services like Google and Facebook, and the ways in which these algorithms...
March 12, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Why do we use or create media-rich content in our classes? What are the pros and cons for student learning? How do we obtain or publish these materials ethically, legally, and in ways that protect our students? In this dialogue, we'll explore sources available to Berkeley instructors and talk about...