Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

Learning by doing: Digital Media as tools and subject of media literacy teaching

TDG - Teaching Development Grant

Principal Investigator

  • Prof. Roberto Simanowski

Abstract

The project undertakes the discussion of digital media and culture in the discovery and collaborative writing approach of peer groups. Students explore specific subjects such as online confession and self-tracking websites and present their results in a class generated Wiki. They also experiment with the Narrative Clip thus combining the practical use of digital technology with its discussion. The project encourages a reflective insight into digital media and culture resulting in a Wiki usable in other classes as a reference to peer studies and as a motivation and starting point for student research.