Designing for Digital Literacy

Join us for our ongoing conversation series about critical thinking and teaching in a digital age. 

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.

Upcoming Events In This Series

February 12, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
This session will explore the importance of the remix to digital literacies as well as the real world consequences of fake news and deepfake videos.
February 27, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
This session will focus on critically reading and evaluating a wide array of visual content and projects.
March 17, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Although there is no way to maintain complete digital privacy, we will discuss best practices for managing your personal data. We will also brainstorm ways to meaningfully engage students with the broader issues of digital identity and surveillance.


Past Programs

November 21, 2019, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
In the "misinformation" age, it can be difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction, especially when we are inundated with a seemingly infinite cycle of media being copied, shared, retweeted, and modified. Join us for a discussion of viral media and strategies for facilitating critical...
October 16, 2019, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Models of digital literacies emphasize the importance of critical consumption and creation of content as a part of one’s digital identity and wellbeing. How do we facilitate students’ active engagement online as responsible digital citizens? How do we encourage the skillsets and mindsets that make...
September 26, 2019, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Visual literacy emcompasses analyzing, interpreting, creating, and sharing images. An important component of visual literacy is understanding how to assess images that are found and used in the research process. How do we teach students to look critically? How do we support students as they...
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?...