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Today’s learners are often referred to as “digital natives” because of the ease with which they interact with digital media and tools. Yet most of them are not digitally “literate” and do ...

Today’s learners are often referred to as “digital natives” because of the ease with which they interact with digital media and tools. Yet most of them are not digitally “literate” and do not have the necessary critical thinking, visual and information literacy skills necessary to prepare them for today’s media rich environment. This presentation will focus on innovative uses of digital media in different courses at AUC. Special attention will be given to the multimedia essay, in which image and video annotations are incorporated into a “critical essay” providing the necessary evidence to support an argument. We use “Mediathread”, an innovative open source platform developed by Columbia University which allows the “exploration, analysis, and organization of web-based multimedia” while offering the collaborative features of social media. Other collaborative tools that foster media literacy skills will be discussed in the context of a multi-disciplinary team taught course on “Creative Thinking”. These include blogs, “Tumblr” and “Edcanvas”, an innovative sharing platform. The institutional support needed for faculty to develop, implement and assess such learning activities will also be addressed.

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  • from teacher centered to student centered2. Web 2.0, From a global “information” space to a more social, participatory and collaborative spaceUsers have taken over and are “creating” content, collaborating, communicating and forming professional and social networks like never before3. Requires new digital age proficiencies

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  • Dr. Aziza Ellozy,Center for Learning and TeachingFounding Director,Associate Dean for LearningTechnologies, American University in Cairo(AUC)Dr Hoda MostafaAssociate Professor of Practice, Center forLearning and Teaching/School of Sciences andEngineeringAUC“Learning with Digital Media:bringing 21st century skills to the natives”
  • Education and the Digital World• WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BELITERATE AND EDUCATEDIN A DIGITAL, GLOBALSOCIETY ?• WHO ARE THE DIGITALNATIVES?Report of the 21st Century LiteracySummit
  • Report of the 21st Century LiteracySummit
  • Some 21ST Century skillsDigital age literacy• Basic, Scientific andTechnological literacies• Visual and informationliteracy• Cultural and globalawareness• Higher Order Thinkingand Sound Reasoning• InteractiveCommunication• Teaming andCollaborationLearning with Digital Media
  • WHO ARE THE DIGITAL NATIVES?
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • Teaching and Learningthrough Digital Mediaa) VIDEO &b) IMAGE annotations
  • Objectives• Improve students’cognitive abilities tolearn fromvideos/pictures orthrough videos/picturesLast year our “Digitalnarratives” presentation –example of deeplyengaging students with atext through videorendering of the text “Digital narratives”
  • Objectives• Achieve deeper and more critical explorationof video-based materials (or pictures)• Use videos as primary sources and encouragecareful analysis• Model rigorous scholarly practices
  • Examples of learning activities withvideo and image annotations– Looking for logical fallacies in visual media *– The “digital multimedia critical essay”: new formof composition *– Annotating images for key details or creativeassignments– Choosing images from curated collections andusing them to formulate an argument about aspecific social issue– Reflecting/evaluating a performance (pre-serviceteachers, doctors, etc.)
  • Two examples of learningwith digital mediaCourse: “Scientific Thinking”• Introduces the “tools” ofscientific thinking tostudents of all majors andeducational backgrounds• Provides multi-disciplinaryframework in which toapply the tools of scientificthinking
  • We used Mediathread -• Innovative open source platform developed byColumbia University• Allows for research and collection of media, forcomposition and assessment
  • 1. Logical fallacies in visual media
  • Strongly agree Strongly agreeAgree AgreeDisagree DisagreeStrongly agree Strongly agree Agree AgreeNeutral Neutral Disagree DisagreeStrongly disagree Strongly disagreeIt was difficult for me to find relevantimages/videos for my assignmentI found it easier to detect logical fallacies inimages/videos than if I were to detect themin a written text
  • 2. Digital Multimedia Critical Essay• Use video as an object of analysis• Require students to view a videorepeatedly, and in depth, reviewing andannotating it and selecting and clippingsegments as evidence to support theirthinking/argument
  • 2. Digital Multimedia Critical EssaySynthesis of 2 main learning outcomes of a “ScientificThinking” course, using the tools of scientific thinking, distinguish between Science and Pseudoscience
  • TRADITIONAL CRITICAL ESSAY (this example was 3121 WORDS)DISSECTING TECHNOLOGIES OF THE GODS:PSEUDOSCIENCE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FORSCIENCE EDUCATION
  • DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA CRITICAL ESSAY
  • DISSECTING TECHNOLOGIES OF THE GODS:PSEUDOSCIENCE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • THE STUDENT BLOG
  • Creative space:• Student Blogs• Media Prompts• Final E-portfolio
  • Learning ActivityStudent blogs• Example 1• Example 2• Example 3• Example 4
  • How do we assess?• Clearly define objectives of learning activity• Clearly defined target• Guidelines/rubrics• Student Portfolios
  • MULTIMEDIA STUDENTPORTFOLIOS
  • Student multimedia portfolios• Example 1• Example 2
  • HOW DO WE ASSESS…
  • MediaLiteracyAccessEvaluate ParticipateCreate
  • THANK YOU!aellozy@aucegypt.eduhodamostafa@aucegypt.edu
  • THANK YOU !Contact Informationaellozy@aucegypt.eduCLT website: http://www.aucegypt.eduQuestions?