For Educators

Digital Literacy and Preparing Students for the Workforce

Graduation is upon us, and most students will soon be entering the workforce full time. For many of them, this will be the first time they’ve held a job—rather than an...


3 Rules for Your Students' Digital Media Internships

Summer break is almost upon us, but how can we encourage students to continue using the skills, methodologies, and critical frameworks they have learned throughout the school...


The Digital Literacy Divide in Our Classrooms

How does the media we use in our daily lives translate to digital literacy in the classroom, and why is there such a disconnect between curricular and extracurricular technology...


5 Teaching Traits Educators Can Learn from TED Talks

What interest could educators possibly have in the TED model for educational discourse? In recent months, we’ve written at length about the reasons students will...


Frustrations with Digital Media Part II: Implementing New Technologies

Last week we began our two-week feature on frustrations with digital media surfaced by our educational survey, the State of Digital Media in Higher Education Report. The report...


Frustrations with Digital Media Part I: Barriers to Access

Last month we released our first State of Digital Media in Higher Education Report, which focused on gaining insight into how campuses are implementing digital technologies and...


Remix Education for Improved Digital Literacy

Is there a natural and organic way to incorporate digital literacy competencies and technical skills in the classroom—one that capitalizes on students already growing digital...


Are Open Educational Resources (OER) the Best Option?

Open Educational Resources are often touted by educators and Open Resource advocates as the solution to the multimedia and digital literacy gap in the classroom. Yet, almost...


Understanding Digital Literacy & the Need for Media in the Classroom

What exactly do we mean when we use the phrase “digital literacy”—is it a skill that can be taught, a set of tools to be used, or an educational framework for...


The 5 Best & Worst Traits of Film School Instructors

Recently, we took a look at the rankings for top film schools in the U.S. Yet, just because students go to a great film school doesn’t mean they’ll always end up with...