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ERIC Number: ED528007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 122
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-7104-1
Liberating the Arts: Promoting IT Fluency through the Pedagogy of Digital Storytelling
Warren, Kenneth Xavier, Jr.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia
Fluency in information technology (IT Fluency) is a component of life-long learning necessary for a Liberal Arts student's post-graduate success in the global and digital economy. While challenging, promoting IT fluency at Liberal Arts colleges can be achieved through the integration of digital storytelling pedagogy in existing humanities curricula. The purpose of this capstone project was to develop a program that helped faculty integrate opportunities for students to become fluent in information technology. Moreover, the project addressed the sustainability and scalability of the instructional supports needed for faculty and students engaged in digital storytelling integration. Embedded within the program design, a qualitative methodology was employed to conduct interviews with faculty and administration at Henricus College, a small Liberal Arts institution. These interviews were analyzed for common themes and result in case summaries which inform the program's logic model and two action communication products. These products include a resource guide for faculty interested in pursuing digital storytelling and an instructional website that teaches students how to use the tools needed to produce digital stories in the context of IT fluency. It is intended that faculty at Henricus College, and other Liberals Arts institutions, will use these products not only to re-conceptualize their pedagogy, but also to build upon them by participating in a community of practice that identifies the best methods of engaging students with technology. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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