Citizen Journalism: Online Production and Community Engagement
A January 2012 report from the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement noted that the United States is at a "crucible moment." In response, American colleges and universities are increasingly encouraged to utilize technologies that facilitate connections among communities and students. This session will examine how action-oriented curricula such as web-enhanced citizen journalism projects can help students cultivate the literacies that lead to individual growth as well as public betterment. Session attendees will be asked to consider the feasibility of outward-facing initiatives on their campuses and to assess the options for a technologized approach to experiential learning.
* * Consider the feasibility of web-enhanced and community-oriented initiatives at your institution