Teaching Students Digital Literacy through the Power of Doing

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Announced in 2020 as the first Adobe Creative Campus in the UK, Teesside University set out to redefine the way academia prepared its students for the modern workforce by giving them free access to creative technology, helping inspire its students to be more collaborative, improve their digital literacy skills, and help them to grow more confident in their skills.

For Senior Lecturer of Digital Journalism at Teesside, Rachel Dodd, this success is down to a shift in mindset from old-school “teaching”, whereby students passively absorb lectures and PowerPoint slides, to a new school of co-learning, whereby students have access to powerful applications including Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Express, and Microsoft Teams that allow them to develop new skills first-hand.

By helping students become active creators through hands-on digital projects – like building their own website or growing their online following – they are able to develop higher-order critical thinking and problem-solving skills that enable them to thrive in an increasingly digital world.
Original languageEnglish
TypeDigital Literacy Blog
Media of outputBlog
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2022


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