Supporting Digital Literacy in and out of the Classroom

May 05, 2016
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm PDT
By Liana Gamber-Thompson

In this hangout, representatives from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University discussed the development and launch of the Digital Literacy Resource Platform (DLRP), an evolving collection of tools that a range of audiences (from educators to parents) can use to learn more about online safety, privacy, information quality, creativity, and copyright. These tools aim to empower users with knowledge about connected learning environments and other parts of the digital world. The DLRP is designed and maintained by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, with support from the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media Literacy Trust Challenge Competition.

Classroom educators also weighed in on ways the DLRP could be utilized in the classroom and brought into the curriculum design process. Participants also discussed the importance of digital citizenship and how issues related to the thematic areas covered by the DLRP affect young people both in and out of the classroom.

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During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #2nextprez.

Participants for this webinar included:

  • Andres Lombana-Bermudez (host), Researcher and designer working at the intersection of digital technology, youth, innovation, and learning. He is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a Research Associate with the Connected Learning Research Network.
  • Paulina Haduong (host), Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, exploring the intersections of youth, education, and technology.
  • Dawn Reed, English teacher at Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan, co-director of Red Cedar Writing Project at Michigan State University, and co-author of Research Writing Rewired: Lessons that Ground Students’ Digital Learning (Corwin Literacy 2015). 

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#2NextPrez Discussion on Twitter

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