I see digital activities as a way to innovate with teaching. Best practices like creating a student-centered classroom or developing project-based learning go hand-in-hand with technology. Digital projects help create an environment that brings out the best of learning activities. Writers can… more
Before starting graduate school, I worked in marketing and public health. In both fields, I was expected to compose multimedia texts using software in which I had little formal training. So when I began working with undergraduates at UNC, digital literacy and multimodal composition were central… more
As a senior, I joined the SITES Lab and the PIT Journal for an internship. While it is an internship and great experience, it has also widened my own knowledge about digital literature and what that means for our future. The world of digital literature is just starting and expanding rapidly!
I view digital literacy as praxis--a recursive, communicative, and reflective process. The digital artifacts that result are the work of people creating them within specific historical, cultural, and economic, and other material conditions. Some activities of this praxis include observing,… more
As a PhD student working in digital rhetoric and technology studies, I aspire to instill critical digital literacy in my students: an ability to compose effectively in digital spaces with a critical eye towards digital culture. My hope is that this critical digital literacy will enable my… more
Expanding my own digital literacy as I experiment alongside my students on digital projects.
I have enjoyed working with the MRC, Design Lab, and other great campus resources to support students in my courses as they have composed videos, podcasts, websites, blogs, and other digital literacy projects. I have equally enjoyed learning to use all of the tools needed to create these… more
Digital literacy is paramount in moving education forward. So much of our lives depends on our phones, tablets, and computers. Every day we consume and produce digital media, and it is important to know what implications might arise out of this system. My teaching philosophy is to teach students… more
I understand digital literacy as part of the continuum of presenting narrative. "Digital" implies a new distinction from standard literacy, but as an instructor and as a researcher I hope to emphasize the similarities in the way that literacy is necessary across genre and medium to understand… more
Writing in the Humanities, "Stories of Chapel Hill"
When I was in high school, I had the good fortune of taking a class on making web pages. What made that experience so rewarding wasn't just having a valuable skill of hand-coding HTML, it was having an opportunity to make something. In my classes, I try to always remind myself that students need… more
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