Tech Talk: ITS Newsletter

UNCW to host a conversation with Todd Taylor on 
Digital Literacy across the UNCW Curriculum 


UNCW is hosting a conversation with Todd Taylor, a faculty member and director of the First-Year Writing Program at UNC Chapel Hill. Todd will share UNC’s success story of partnering with the Adobe Creative Cloud to develop a Digital Literacy Initiative. He will hold a focused conversation among campus leaders on digital literacy across the curriculum at UNCW. Please see below for additional information on the event. 

A Conversation about Digital Literacy across the UNCW Curriculum

Todd Taylor, a faculty member and director of the First-Year Writing Program at UNC Chapel Hill.Who: Todd Taylor, UNC Faculty Member
When: February 15 from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: McNeil Hall, 1051
To Register: Send an email to mansurt@uncw.edu stating you wish to attend

College campuses everywhere, including UNCW, have revised their curricula with an increasing emphasis on integrated learning, interdisciplinary approaches, and an array of literacies to prepare students for the “demands of the 21st Century for broadly educated, informed, and engaged citizens.”

The purpose of this session is to hold a focused conversation among campus leaders on digital literacy across the curriculum at UNCW. What ideas do campus leaders have for promoting digital literacy within the general education curriculum? What digital initiatives and resources might be brought together to enhance learning outcomes across the campus? What best practices in teaching and learning with 21st Century technologies can be developed, showcased, and instituted?

To prompt the conversation, Todd Taylor, a faculty member who directs the First‐Year Writing Program at UNC Chapel Hill, will share their success story of partnering with the Adobe Creative Cloud to develop a Digital Literacy Initiative that impacts every undergraduate student from the moment they arrive on campus. He will show examples of interdisciplinary, integrated student work from across the curriculum as a starting point for the conversation.

UNCW currently has Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions for faculty, staff and students, and the campus already has fantastic resources in its faculty to enable amazing innovation in the curriculum, which is a great start. These resources could be leveraged to more fully deliver transformative learning experiences throughout the curriculum with collaboration and coordination among the UNCW leaders in this conversation.

See UNC’s Digital Literacy story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMI9qwszuWw&feature=youtu.be