STU launches digital literacy course

St Thomas University has launched a digital literacy course as part of a project to foster a focus on digital liberal arts and help students develop critical-thinking skills for the digital world. The course, which was piloted in the Winter 2022 semester, involves the development of hands-on skills alongside discussion of broader implications of digital technologies. STU media studies assistant professor and course framework co-creator Dr Katherine Thorsteinson said that digital literacy is “undertaught at the high school and university level.” The half-year course, housed in the English department, hopes to change this. The course is also a step in STU’s strategy to advance more digitally oriented programming and infrastructure. University Affairs Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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