Digital Literacy

Designing for Digital Literacy

Co-hosted by the Berkeley College Writing Programs and Library. Join us for our ongoing conversation series about critical thinking and teaching in a digital age.

Seven Things Every Instructor Should Know About Fake News!

October 12, 2017, 12:00pm

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 particular, how can students evaluate news sources effectively for veracity and value as sources? How do we address gaps in their media and digital literacy skills? 

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Cancelled: Digital Privacy and Wellbeing Workshop

March 17, 2020, 4:00pm
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.
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Cancelled: Visualization Literacy Workshop

March 12, 2020, 4:00pm
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.
Registration is unavailable.

Disinformation Literacy Workshop

February 12, 2020, 4:00pm
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.
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Instagram, Memes and Viral Videos...Oh My!

November 21, 2019, 4:00pm
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 discussions about citations, copyright, and ownership in the digital landscape.
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Digital Publishing Series

This workshop series hosted by the Library helps you with the skills and tools you need for successful digital publications.

New Frontiers in Japanese Digital Humanities: A Collaborative Workshop by the Art Research Center of Ritsumeikan University and the University of California, Berkeley

September 11, 2019, 9:00am

Participants in this workshop will have hands-on experience with transcribing Japanese cursive texts from the Edo period in the portal to Japanese Special Collections in the C. V. Starr East Asian Library. This new tool developed in collaboration between ARC and Toppan Printing Co. applies deep learning technology in order to transcribe Japanese cursive texts and helps readers to identify characters with significant accuracy.

10:00AM-12:00PM: Workshop "Transcribing Japanese Cursive Texts from the Edo Period" [registration required]

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Publish Digital Books & Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks

September 26, 2018, 11:00am
If you're looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can license your materials for reuse however you desire. Learn why and how to use Pressbooks for publishing your original books or course materials. You'll leave the workshop with a project already under way!
Registration is not required.

Web Platforms for Digital Projects

September 16, 2019, 3:30pm
How do you go about publishing a digital book, a multimedia project, a digital exhibit, or another kind of digital project? In this workshop, we'll take a look at use cases for common open-source web platforms WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Scalar, and we'll talk about hosting, storage, and asset management.
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