Digital Media Literacy

See What I Mean? The Power of an Innovative Presentation

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Goals and Success:

Overall Goals:


  • By integrating a number of digital components through three distinct but iterative modules, the student will become conversant with several different digital presentation strategies so as to represent a text, image or object with clear authorship and citations
  • Students will become conversant with identified practices and platforms via competencies and digital badges

Success: Create a series of workshops that build off of each other and connect digital media literacy competencies as defined in the cheat sheet. Have patrons walk away with an “in-progress” presentation by the end of the workshop series.

All workshop series will have:

Pre-work:
  • Complete decision-tree survey/template
  • Create accounts on software of choice (if applicable)
  • Expectation: Anyone who signs up for any part of a series below will be expected to complete the other parts to be considered "fluent" in this aspect of digital media literacy and earn a digital badge


Module 1 (FIND and LEARN): Short video- or consultation-based overview of the topic (includes digital literacy key points)


Module 2 (EDIT-REMIX-CREATE): Tool-based workshop(s) and "maker" sessions

Series 1: Creating Meaningful Graphics

Module 1: Video Introduction

Module 2: Tools-based and Maker Sessions

Attendees can choose from workshops on:
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Infographics


Attendees bring materials and get their hands dirty in making graphics. Come out with an "in progress" design!

Module 1: Video introduction

Module 2: Tools-based and Maker Sessions

Attendees can choose from workshops on:
  • Voice-over tools (PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote)
  • Screen recording tools (Jing, QuickTime, SnapzPro)


Then, attendees edit their videos using iMovie or SnapzPro and upload to YouTube, Canvas, or a platform of choice

Module 2: Tools-based and Maker Sessions

Attendees can choose from workshops on:
  • Omeka
  • Scalar
  • WordPress


Then, attendees will:

  • Dive into image sources and rights (Artstor, etc.)
  • Exhibit design tips
  • Play with layout and image/text placement

Real Life Examples!

Scenario 1: CURF (non-academic)

CURF

CURF approaches us to update their marketing materials for fellowships. They want to present a clear, consistent, and catchy message across their print flyers, digital signage, and new website.

Scenario 2: Marble (course support)

A professor approaches us to design assignments that allow students to curate collections of materials (online, print, 3D, etc.) on their course topic - marble - for a final project portfolio.