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  • University of Southern California Spring, 2007
  • New Media, New Literacies What is Literacy? Understandings required to function within a given context A historically specific term A social technology that produces cultural fitness A community-specific metric What is Multimedia Literacy? Traditional Literacies : remain foundational Cultural, Social, Economic, Institutional, National Media Literacy: analytic and critical Digital Literacy: Analog, binary logic, integrative, non-linear: parallel processing, multitasking Technological Literacy: Tool use, devices, applications Combinatory Modes of Expression: image, sound, dynamic media Interactive Paradigms: Interface design, Gaming
  • Training the Student-Scholar The Importance of Multidisciplinarity Working the Paradigm Shift Transforming Literacy in a Digital Age Teaches intellectual flexibility, intellectual confidence, and intellectual generosity Engages multiple intelligences Teaches important skills of synthesis and critique (what’s been done, what’s missing) Requires students to demonstrate deep knowledge: that they know something from multiple perspectives IML Educational Programs
  • IML Educational Programs GE Courses: Multimedia Across the Curriculum Honors Program in Multimedia Scholarship Faculty Workshops: Transforming Teaching Using Multimedia Transforming Scholarship Using Multimedia Digital Dissertation Fellowships Working the Paradigm Shift Transforming Literacy in a Digital Age
  • IML Educational Programs Honors Program in Multimedia Scholarship Working the Paradigm Shift Transforming Literacy in a Digital Age Year 1: IML 101 and 104 The Languages of Multimedia I and II Year 2: IML affiliated GE course Year 3: IML 346 Multimedia Project Methodology Year 4: IML Senior Thesis
  • IML Educational Programs GE Courses: Multimedia Across the Curriculum Works from a foundation of Core literacies; these are then adapted to particular courses 2006-07: 7 Classes/300 students 2007-08: 10 classes/400 students 2008-09: 20 classes/800 students Working the Paradigm Shift Transforming Literacy in a Digital Age
  • IML Educational Programs Two Faculty Workshops: (1) Transforming Teaching Using Multimedia (2) Transforming Scholarship Using Multimedia (1) To TEACH with multimedia materials (2) To CREATE multimedia educational materials (3) To TEACH students how to CREATE multimedia scholarship Working the Paradigm Shift Transforming Literacy in a Digital Age
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  • Transforming Scholarship across the Disciplines The Importance of Multi-disciplinarity IML Educational Programs Working the Paradigm Shift Transforming Literacy in a Digital Age To create new knowledge across the disciplines To identify the horizons of new research To create deep knowledge: to know something is to “ know it” from multiple perspectives To be a leader among peers To create the institutional foundation for the training of the next generation of scholars, scientists, engineers, humanists, teachers, artists, and global citizens
  • Working the Paradigm Shift Transforming Literacy in a Digital Age Educational Programs Transformative Research Publication & Outreach Technologies of Literacy How the University Contributes to Significant Cultural Change
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  • When Old Technologies Were New Mobile Multimedia, circa 1784 www.iml.annenberg.edu
  • 1 Traditional Literacy Cultural Literacy Critical Media Analysis Dynamic Media Multimodal Expression Interactivity Design Gaming 0 Digital Literacy Technological Literacy