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      July 16, 2019

      Tuesday   2:00 PM

      727 Collins Street
      Melbourne, Victoria 3008

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      CRADLE Seminar Series: Luci Pangrazio on Digital Media Literacy in HigherEd

      Digital media literacy in the context of higher education: Challenges and opportunities Dr Luci Pangrazio, Research for Educational Impact (REDI),Deakin University Digital media are an integral feature of the contemporary university but, although nearly every aspect of higher education is entwined with digital media, their use is neither entirely beneficial nor unproblematic. Join REDI's Dr Luci Pangrazio as she discusses how higher education's distinct digital media context requires particular consideration of the issues surrounding digital literacy. Digital media are an integral feature of present day universities. Not only is digital media used by students to learn and socialise, university authorities use digital systems and applications on students to handle everything from initial admissions inquiries and applications to graduation and alumni records. It is now common for a student’s entire contact with the university to be administered through one ‘profile’ on such a system. While almost every aspect of higher education is entwined with digital media, its use is not entirely beneficial and/or unproblematic. This presentation will outline higher education as a distinct context in which digital media are used, making the argument that the associated media literacy issues merit specific consideration. The presentation will begin by considering university students as a unique social group, critically evaluating the assumptions that are made about them as fully willing and able to use digital media during their studies. It then considers the digital media that are present in higher education and the media literacy issues that surround them. The presentation will conclude with a series of recommendations to improve the critical digital literacies of university students. After Luci's presentation, join us for afternoon tea to continue the conversation around digital media literacy in higher education. This seminar will be available across all Deakin campuses via Skype for Business (please select your location via the ticketing options for room details), and will also be accessible to all non-Deakin locations online or over the phone (please select this ticketing option for further details). Luci Pangrazio is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research for Educational Impact (REDI) in the Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University. Her research focuses on critical digital literacies and the changing nature of digital texts. Luci is currently researching datafication and the gig economy and their impact on young people. Her book Young People’s Literacies in the Digital Age: Continuities, Conflicts and Contradictions in Practice was published in 2019 by Routledge.

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