Digital Literacies Workshop offered at library

July 06, 2009

A Digital Literacies Workshop for faculty, instructional designers and others will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 20, in the Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, on the University Park campus. In this interactive workshop, Ellysa Cahoy, assistant head of Library Learning Services and a Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Faculty Fellow, will present the essential components of student multimedia assignments, including digital storytelling, appropriate and accessible pedagogy, library research skills, copyright issues, Creative Commons Licenses, and Fair Use copyright law.

Jointly hosted by the Digital Commons and the University Libraries, registration is free and open at

This program is a preconference to the second annual Learning Design Summer Camp offered by TLT, a division of Information Technologies Services. For more information, go to

The two-day conference, which has a uniquely informal format, will be held July 21 and 22 in 112 Kern Building on the University Park campus. Registration details are included on the Web site listed above. Space is limited. For those unable to attend the conference, the Learning Design Summer Camp wiki page at will document activities and offer examples and a wealth of other resources for digital scholarship, educational gaming, and multimedia assignments.

Cahoy is one of four Penn State faculty members selected to be a Summer 2009 TLT Faculty Fellow to explore technologies and their potential for learning. She will investigate student digital literacy acquisition as part of her ongoing research. Throughout the course of the project, she plans to develop workshops, instructional materials, and curriculum support materials to assist the Digital Commons, the Libraries, instructors, and others in helping students to develop digital literacy competencies.

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Last Updated July 13, 2009