Digital Fluency? One Department’s Conversation…

May 11th, 2010 § 0 comments

UMW’s Faculty Academy returns this week with its ever-creative exchanges on the topic of scholarly and curricular endeavors that utilize digital tools. I’ll be participating in a discussion panel that Jeff McClurken (who is devoting himself to no less than four panels and discussions, as rumor has it…) has generously organized.

Titled “Digital Fluency, Online Communication, History and American Studies: One Department’s Engagement with Social Media and Pedagogy,” our panel will dig into issues related to the meaning of “digital fluency,” its relevance to curriculum in our own fields and courses, and the ways in which its scope encompasses broader issues including assessment, departmental outreach, and more…

A list of the links I’ll be highlighting in my own talk:

wordpress (also via umwblogs)
zotero
FSEM: Toys as History course (Blogging assignment page)
delicious
Chinese History Sources website (under construction)
Chinese History Sources zotero page (under construction)

And the questions? A starting point may be the simple question of what is “digital fluency”? Is the term useful? What are the ambitions that it – or an alternate vision – should represent or encompass?

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