EDU 106 New Literacies: Digital Texts and Tools for Life Long Learning

What is this course?

Literacy is a social practice affecting every aspect of our lives. Our use of emerging digital texts and tools define civic and public engagement in our participatory culture. The purpose of the hybrid class is to highlight the shifting nature of literacy and social practices as new digital texts and tools emerge everyday. As an LEP Tier I class we will demonstrate technological fluencies necessary for citizenry in the twenty-first century.

Literacy and Technology?

This course will be organized around three frameworks: online collaborative inquiry, online content construction, and online reading comprehension. This course will begin with an overview of the  history of literacy practices. We will then explore the development of a variety of digital texts and tools.  Next we will focus on how this media has shifted practices in gaming, education, politics, and journalism.