The Sweetland DRC Teaching & Learning Materials (TLM) Collection is a public, crowd-sourced selection of course materials (prompts, classroom activities, texts, and so on). We see this collection as a space for instructors to share successful classroom resources with fellow instructors. We hope these materials will function as formative models and inspiration for other teachers and display the wide range of approaches to teaching at the intersections of Digital Studies.
Call for submissions: Publish your Social Media Themed Teaching and Learning Materials!
In 2004, Cynthia Selfe argued that if college instructors focus only on print-based alphabetic texts, we risk positioning our teaching as “irrelevant to students engaging in contemporary practices of communicating” (p. 278). In the nearly 30 years since Selfe’s call to action, teacher-scholars across colleges and universities have worked hard to integrate more digital technologies into their classrooms. One particular way that instructors have used digital technologies to maintain relevance for students, as advocated by Stephanie Vie in 2008, is by homing in on the meaning-making practices of their everyday lives, especially as they take place on social media.
Teacher-scholars across the disciplines have experimented with social media in their classrooms by creating class Facebook pages, analyzing viral videos on TikTok or YouTube, telling digital stories through Instagram, live streaming presentations on Twitch, and investigating matters of privacy and access through social media platforms’ desktop and mobile apps. And yet, there is still more pedagogical potential to be uncovered. If you have incorporated assignments or activities related to social media into your teaching, we invite you to submit your materials, as well as short reflections, for potential publication in the Sweetland DRC TLM Collection. We are seeking teaching and learning materials from all course levels, modalities, and subjects. Multiple submissions from the same contributor are welcome!
|If you are interested in sharing any materials to support fellow teachers’ digital studies course development, please submit your materials for review here:
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Disclaimer: The DRC Teaching & Learning Materials Collection is a collaborative project depending on generous scholars who agree to put their materials in this collection for you to refer to and use. Please be advised that the authors are obliged to ensure the complete, accurate, teachable, and reliable content of the materials. We, as editors, appreciate their contribution and efforts, but have entered no agreement with authors to endorse the content of the materials they provide. Please give credit to the contributors if you use any content from them by using the citation/cite tool on the page.
For questions or more details, please contact: Sarah Fischer (firstname.lastname@example.org)