A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
Create to Learn
"Create to Learn" by using free or low-cost digital tools for making podcasts, blogs, videos, gifs, infographics and more
The best way to learn is to make media about what you're learning. Now it's easier than ever!
Buy a copy of the new book by Renee Hobbs, Create to Learn: Introduction to Digital Literacy
In this book, Hobbs claims that learning to compose infographics, podcasts, videos, screencasts, image slideshows and other forms of media can advance creative expression, writing and critical thinking skills while enabling deep understanding of academic content, ideas and information.
In Part I, students learn about the practice of becoming a digital author. Chapters on creativity, analysis of media messages, the composition process, and consideration of the ethical and social dimensions of digital authorship prepare students for developing multimedia projects to reach authentic audiences.
In Part II, students explore nine different media forms to see how to use language, image, sound and multimedia to develop original ideas and express themselves with clarity and precision.
Check out the companion website, Create to Learn Online where you can access teaching & learning materials, view student multimedia work samples, and access study notes for the book.
Join the Create to Learn Faculty Study Group to share ideas about how to incorporate the Create to Learn approach in your course.
Read a sample chapter here: Chapter 11 Vlogs and Screencasts