This blog is designed as a resource for CURR 501, Media Literacy, Popular Culture and Education at Rhode Island College, summer 2015. The course is driven by the essential question: How is new media and digital culture produced and consumed in ways that help us understand ourselves and each other in the context of the current educational landscape?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dr. Josh Stenger

Dr. Josh Stenger, Wheaton College

Blended Learning: Human +Technology (adding technology to the mix)

Hybrid Pedagogy: graphic in powerpoint

Studying Literature vs. Studying Film

  • Both texts
  • Representation
  • Identity
  • Narrative

Student know more
Technology saves time
Technology = learning

"I wish I could do what my student just did..." (letting go as a teacher)

Digital Literacy -- requires elements of all of these things
Information Literacy:
Media Literacy: studying messages that teach us about what to buy and who we are
Computer Literacy: centering on a paper, predictive searching for BR*
Traditional Literacy: reading, writing, speaking, listening

John Hartley, The Uses of Digital Literacy
-->  Wesch/Boyd/Prensky and now Hartley...

The DIKW Pyramid
Data --> Information --> Knowledge --> Wisdom

Numbers don't lie... but they don't tell the truth either.
Numbers don't speak.
We give data a narrative in order to create meaning.

Visual Representation of Data

Pierre Levy -- "collective intelligence"

PINTREST: becoming a curator of information (collective intelligence)

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