Past Webinars and Online Learning

The Media Education Lab offers free webinars open to the public. These events feature a range of topics and issues related to digital and media literacy education. All are welcome to attend!


Join us on August 5 at 9am ET to discuss "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens," a forty-five minute CNN documentary  that seeks to shed light on how young people are using social media. Learn more or join the DigiURI Media Club!

Monday, June 3, 9 AM ESTThe DigiURI Book and Media Club views and discusses The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Timothy Wu. 

Monday, May 13, 2 PM EST. Civic Media Beyond Boundaries. Featuring Evana Ratner, David Gonzalez, Diane Watt, M.L. White, and Nuala Cabral. 


Monday, May 20, 2019, 7 PM EST.  Using Media Production to Investigate Culture at the Rural Community College. Presenter: Jason Schrontz.

Monday, May 6, 2019, 7 pm EST.  Every Teacher Is a Digital Literacy Teacher: What That Looks Like and Why It Matters. Presenter: Michelle Ciccone.

Monday, April 22, 2019., 7 pm EST. From Librarian to Technology Integrationist: Transitions, Partnerships, & Hurdles Presenter: Carrie Kelly.


Monday, April 29, 9 AM ESTThe DigiURI Book and Media Club views and discusses  "The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms," a one-hour BBC documentary featuring mathematics professor Marcus Du Sautoy. 9am EST. 

Monday, April 1, 2019. DIGIURI Book and Media Club listens to a podcast! Teaching in Higher Ed, Episode 144: Digital Literacy -- Then and Now with Bonni Stachowiak interviewing Bryan Alexander, a digital education specialist.

Monday, March 4, 2019. DIGIURI Book and Media Club reads "What Hath We Wrought?" by danah boyd.

Monday, February 4, 2018. DIGIURI Book and Media Cub reads Thinking Fast and Slow, Part II. 

Monday, January 7, 2019. Media Education Lab webinar on Tackling Tough Topics through Media Literacy featuring Sox Sperry.


Monday, December 10, 2018. DigiURI Media Club discusses Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kaheman. Watch the recorded conversation here. 

Monday, December 3, 2018. 7 PM. Media Education Lab webinar on Journalistic Narratives and Media Literacy in Brazil featuring Eliara Santana. Watch the recorded conversation here

Monday, November 5, 2018. 9 AM EST. #DIGIURI Online Media Club This month we read and discuss Sherry Turkle's book, Reclaiming the Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. Watch the recorded conversation here.

Monday, October 15, 2018. Coming Attractions! All About the Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference, 7 PM  Learn more about what you can learn at the November 10 conference. Topics include workshops on reimagining critical media literacy for the Instagram age, countering tweets of hate with Snaps of inspiration and analyzing climate change in an era of fake news. Watch the recorded conversation here

Monday, October 1, 2018 9 AM EST. #DIGIRURI Online Media Club. This month we read, view and discuss Douglas Rushkoff's book, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age. Discussion will be led by Ralph Beliveau (University of Oklahoma). 

Monday, September 10, 2018 6 PM EST.  #DIGIURI Online Book Club. Coordinated by Michael Stoepel (academic librarian at the American University of Paris) and Samantha Stanley (PhD candidate from the University of Hong Kong), we'll explore and build the DIGIURI Collaborative Reading List and select books for this monthly reading series. 


Monday, April 30th 4PM EST - Webinar - Policy, Standards and Assessment in the Personalized Learning Era featuring Mike RobbGrieco

Monday, May 14th 4PM EST - Webinar - Ellen Reynolds - Children's Documentaries

Monday, February 5 4 pm EST - Burst Your Bubble Media Literacy Podcast

Monday, March 5th 4PM EST - Webinar - Alternative Pedagogical Approaches to K-12 Filmmaking featuring Tom Flint

Monday, March 26th 4PM EST - Media Literacy Now Rhode Island Planning Meeting

Monday, April 9th 4PM EST - Webinar - Create to Learn featuring Frank Romanelli, Carolyn Fortuna and Bridget Dalton

Monday, April 23 4 PM EST Webinar - Media Literacy with Marginalized Communities 


September 11, 2017 : Introducing the September 11, 2001 Curriculum featuring Kara Clayton and Carolyn Fortuna

September 25, 2017 - Reflection on Implicit Bias in the Context of Media Literacy featuring Elizaveta Friesem

October 9, 2017 - Announcing the New Book: Create to Learn  featuring Renee Hobbs

October 23, 2017  - Parental Ethnotheories in Children’s Digital and Media Lives: Case of Romanipen - featuring Markéta Zezulkova

November 13, 2017  - Adam Ruins Everything - featuring Renee Hobbs and Elizaveta Friesem

November 27, 2017  - Media is No Longer a Spectator Sport - featuring Deborah Pardes and Jared Fesler

December 11, 2017  - Media Literacy & Disability - featuring Yonty Friesem  


We share ideas all year round on Twitter using the hashtab #digiURI. Our monthly #digiURI Twitter chats are designed to share ideas and get inspiration. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 PM EST. Click here to see what we're talking about!