Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy

Through its Level Up Initiative, the Library offers tools and resources to support digital literacy, including workshops, tutorials, online videos, and more.

More info: Library Level Up website

Consultations: Email

The Use and Abuse of Digital Platforms

November 16, 2017, 4:00pm

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 our use of digital media and platforms and encourage our students to do so as well?

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Whose Line Is It, Anyway? Community Authorship and Collaborative Writing

September 20, 2018, 4:00pm
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 in the classroom.
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Algorithmic Bias in Search and Research

May 8, 2018
As part of the Designing for Digital Literacy Series co-presented by the AIS, the Library, and the College Writing Program, a group of instructors, staff and librarians gathered on April 18, 2018 to discuss the implications of algorithmic bias for student research and learning. Librarian Cody Hennesy kicked off the conversation by outlining Safiya Noble’s research on how popular platforms such as Google and Facebook engage in technological redlining. This kind of work provides opportunities to help students connect discussions about scholarly resources with issues of bias and point of view in the broader information landscape.

Digital Reading and Writing

February 1, 2018, 4:00pm
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?
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Media-Rich Content: Towards a Purposeful Pedagogy

March 12, 2018, 4:00pm
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 privacy, fair use, and issues of access. Come join in the discussion and help us build a resource list that can be shared widely with other faculty.
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Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Effectiveness

February 26, 2018

head shot of Todd Zakrajsek

Is lecturing a "tainted and antiquated" mode of teaching or a misunderstood and unfairly maligned approach? According to Todd Zakrajsek, it depends. Lecturing is not inherently good or bad and there are many styles and modalities that serve different purposes.

Photos and Resources from the Teaching and Research Resource Fair

April 24, 2017

We had a great turnout for our first-ever AIS-palooza on April 18, 2017! Thank you to everyone who came, as well as to all of our wonderful presenters.

For those of you who couldn't make it to the event, check out the photos below to see what you missed. You can also view the program guide and download some of the handouts and slides from our presenters.