Digital Learning Day, February 5th 2014

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On February 5th, we here at the DRC will join educators in celebrating Digital Learning Day, a day dedicated to making sure students have the opportunity to learn, play, and create in digital environments. As I’m sure many of our readers will agree, it’s imperative that today’s students be given opportunities to acknowledge and build their digital literacy and digital composition skills, and yet many students find themselves in learning situations that ignore the importance of digital tools and technologies in their various disciplines. In an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of digital learning, Digital Learning Day invites educators nationwide to host events at their institutions to celebrate digital learning and the many possibilities it affords today’s students.

To that end, The Digital Rhetoric Collaborative will be hosting an event on February 5th, and we would like to invite all of you to participate! The fellows would like to celebrate Digital Learning Day by building out the DRC Wiki. We want to know who and what should be represented in a history of digital rhetoric – and how that history should be developed, shared, and refined. We are soliciting input from the community using our new Collaborative Forum.

Starting today, we are asking scholars, teachers, and students to share the concepts, people, and places that have shaped their interactions with technology. All you have to do to participate is identify a few concepts, people, and ideas you’d like to be included on the Wiki. Then, on Digital Learning Day, we are going to invite the community to join us again to help us flesh out wiki entries based on the names, places, and ideas we have gathered over the past week. We invite students, whole classes, and individuals to help shape the way digital rhetoric is represented on our site.

We will seek contributions on our forum, as well as through social media on Twitter (@SweetlandDRC, #DRCwiki) or on our Facebook page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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