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.

  

Past Programs

March 17, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
This event has been cancelled due to guidance received from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. We look forward to resuming the series in the Fall 2020 semester.
March 12, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
This event has been cancelled due to guidance received from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. We look forward to resuming the series in the Fall 2020 semester.
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.
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?...
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...
February 1, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
As screen reading becomes more commonplace, how does it affect student learning? As instructors, what cautions or strategies should we be aware of, if any, and what research and resources exist to help us prepare students? What does reading and writing mean in a digital age?
November 16, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Open to: All instructors and academic support staff Description: How do issues of privacy, copyright, and plagiarism in a digital environment intersect with our use of digital tools such as turnitin.com or public sites such as WordPress, LinkedIn, or other social media? How do we remain ethical in...
October 12, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Open to: All instructors and academic support staff Description: #1: Don't fall for click-bait headlines like the one above! Join us for a lively discussion about strategies and suggestions for helping students better navigate "alternative facts," unreliable sources, and sloppy sharing. In...
September 11, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Open to: All instructors and academic support staff Description: How can and should we use e-portfolios, bCourses tools, and other digital platforms and apps in our courses? What tools and literacies are needed for effective teaching and learning across the curriculum? How do students feel about...