Welcome to IDigItMedia, where we offer you a variety of new ways to interact with the digital and media culture in which we live. The internet creates many options for gaining information, connecting with others, and sharing ideas. We offer professional development where participants can learn to analyze media, to compose digitally, and then share their new expertise with others.
Through IDigItMedia, you can gain more digital tool know-how while you’re enriching your media analysis, social media interactions, compositional capacities, and critical thinking skills. We help people of all ages to better read their 21st century worlds. Our digital media team can become part of your school action plan, community outreach, youth advocacy and tutorials, senior citizen workshops, non-profit initiatives, or higher education scholarship and research.
What Does Our Professional Development Look Like?
Whether you require a guest speaker, half-day workshop, or full-day professional development session, IDigItMedia can work alongside you. We develop programming and integration services like simulations, E-Learning modules, unit plans, team instruction, and membership surveys. Importantly, our professional development is individualized, which means that we can offer Basics of Digital Media Literacy to one of your teams while working alongside a more advanced team of individuals to engage in Digital Curation and Composition, for example.
In all cases, through framing digital media literacy and learning as language acquisition, we help people to read and interpret images and to recognize media as a universal language that shapes the way we perceive others and the world around us.
More than anything, we are a space where people from diverging viewpoints can work together to better understand the power and place of digital and media learning and literacy in today’s society. Our consultant-coaches will help you to design the leadership base that you desire to meet the needs of 21st century learners and to gain a foundation of literacy and learning successes that you’ll build upon and sustain. Click on our Workshop page for a sample of digital media literacy and learning sessions.
Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference
Our founder and director, Dr. Carolyn Fortuna, is the program chair for the Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference. Held in Providence, Rhode Island on November 8 and 9, 2019, the NRMLC brings together a wide audience of teachers, scholars, and cultural workers to share expertise about digital media literacy and to learn together. For more information about the conference, click here.
Recent IDigItMedia Publications
Dr. Carolyn conducts a qualitative research analysis about digital media literacy across a variety of disciplines. Here are some of her recent publications.
“Here for You: The Gift of Shared Digital Literacy.” International Literacy Association. 2019.
“You Play Ball Like a G-g-g-i-r-r-l-l! Student Attitudes about Gender Constructions in Sport.” Critical Perspectives on Gender and Sport. Editor Curtis Fogel. Common Ground Research Networks. 2018.
“Replicating Research as a Pathway to Digital Literacy.” Chapter in Developing Contemporary Literacies through Sports. Editors Brown, Alan and Luke Rodeslier. NCTE. 2016.
Here is her CV if you’d like to get some ideas about professional development for your organization.