IDeaL Initiative

    Integrating Digital Literacies (IDL) Program

    Academic Technology Consultants (ATC) work with faculty to re-imagine existing text-based assignments or create unique, new curricular projects for students that integrate digital skills and methods in pursuit of media scholarship and digital publishing.  Specialists will create and deliver in-class instruction to suit specific assignments or learning goals unique to the course.

    IDL sessions are not just technology workshops. While often introducing a particular software or application, the sessions aim to dig deeper into the conceptual components of successful media scholarship. Your ATC can also adapt and publish resource modules directly into GLOW, providing your students with up to date information on physical resources, facilities and project management best practices, all tailored to your specific assignment.

    Do you have an idea you would like to discuss? Contact your ATC!

    Examples or Modules to consider adopting:

    Video production

    • Format 1: Research based, documentary -style
    • Format 2: Personal/reflective style

    Multimedia blog/WordPress – A public publishing forum for text, image, audio and/or video.

    Graphic Novel – Understanding and creating narratives in graphic novel format.

    Radio Journalism, Oral History & Podcasts – Audio only based research and publishing.

    ArcGIS StoryMaps – Combine interactive maps and multimedia to create space- and place-based narratives or counter-narratives. See also Integrating Spatial Literacies (ISL).

    Recent IDeaL course project examples, student produced:

    Course sites using WordPress:

    SOC 335 – f22 – Nowheres

    ANTH 322 – f22 – Waste and Value

    ANTH 281 – Seed of Divinity (course site & video production)

    Other examples of video production projects: