Digital Literacy

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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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.

Defining Digital Literacies

October 16, 2019, 4:00pm

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 up digital literacies in a classroom setting? How do we define digital literacies?

We will look at several models (Virginia Tech, Jisc, and New Media Consortium) in order to better understand and define digital literacies and discuss how we can develop them in teaching and learning.

Registration is unavailable.

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.

Visual Literacy: Learning to Look // Looking to Learn

September 26, 2019, 4:00pm

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 experiment with visual content in their own research? How do we evaluate projects that incorporate graphics and images?

Registration is unavailable.

2019 Teaching and Research Resource Fair

April 18, 2019, 11:00am
Join us for our third annual AIS-palooza! Connect with service providers and academic support units from across campus to get your question answered, find inspiration, and learn about new ideas.
Registration is unavailable.

Teaching Dialogues

Teaching Dialogues are a regular series of campus-wide discussions on pressing topics related to teaching and learning, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Academic Senate's Committee on Teaching.