This past winter, Transmedia Zone Director & Associate Professor Ramona Pringle challenged her Interactive Storytelling class at Ryerson University with the following question: What are the best solutions to engaging audiences in user-generated campaigns?
I was recently having a conversation with some friends from the Caribbean, and the topic of brain drain arose. We were all university graduates who had migrated from the Caribbean, now living in Canada, with strong connections to our respective islands and a desire to make a difference in those islands. This started us thinking; why aren’t Caribbean countries tapping into the nationals living in different parts of the world?
On February 24th, I will be hosting a workshop at the Canada Safe School Network 20/20 Conference, I will be speaking on the topic of Digital Citizenship.
Digital technologies are all around us and while this is not necessarily good or bad, improper use of these technologies can lead to negative repercussions for young people.Since we can’t stop its proliferation, this interactive workshop aims to provide students with the tools to master digital technologies and not be directed by them. Students need to be able to contend with the biases of digital media, to be able to be aware of them and make conscious choices as digital citizens. The concept of digital citizenship aims to help teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately.