The Centre for Teaching and Learning sponsors and facilitates an ongoing series of workshops focussing on the teaching and learning issues that impact on student engagement and the student experience at the University of Windsor. These free events are open to the whole University community and facilitate discussion about strategically important teaching and learning issues for the University.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Beyond traditional literacy: Learning and transformative practices using digital technologies
Schedule: Friday, January 12, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: McPherson Lounge
Instructors: Therese Keane, William Keane
Current students have been referred to as the Technology Generation, defined as “technically savvy, well adapted at communicating via the Internet, and used to instant action due to the Internet technology they have always known” (Tucker and Bari 2010). Although these students have demonstrated their enthusiastic use of technologies such as the Internet, smart phones and social media, this use does not ensure they are developing the skills or depth of learning they need to achieve. For students to progress from foundations and more surface approaches to learning, instructors need to employ technology in a transformative way. This involves expanding thinking beyond traditional literacy to an additional set of 21st century fluencies, and aligning and adapting technology use to our knowledge of learning. In this workshop, we will explore a model for using digital technology to foster deep learning, moving beyond the 3Rs (reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic) towards development of 4Cs: creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.