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EDUCAUSE Now: - #38 - 1) How Are Mobile Devices Affecting Higher Education IT? 2) The Rosebud Institute Teaches Screen Literacy

This month on EDUCAUSE Now:  As we get ready for the EDUCAUSE Mobile Computing 5-Day Sprint, April 25-29, EDUCAUSE Now asks various IT leaders: How are mobile devices affecting higher education IT? Also, the Rosebud Institute seeks to make motion and screen literacy accessible in a media-saturated culture. EDUCAUSE Now speaks with the founders of the institute about the need for media literacy and the courses they offer.

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How Are Mobile Devices Affecting Higher Education IT?
We asked several IT leaders: How are mobile devices affecting higher education? Here's a few of their responses as we lead up to the EDUCAUSE Mobile Computing 5-Day Sprint, April 25-29. Participants include:

  • Bryan Alexander,Senior Fellow for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (or NITLE)
  • Terri-Lynn Thayer, Assistant Vice Presisdent and Deputy CIO at Brown Unviersity
  • George Claffey Jr, CIO for Charter Oak State College
  • Joanna Young, CIO for the University of New Hampshire
  • Gardner Campbell, Director of Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives at Virginia Tech

NOTE: There is a reference in this piece to an article in Scientific American by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, "Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality"

The Rosebud Institute Teaches Screen Literacy
We are immersed in a culture of spoken media, written media and - like it or not - screen media, just look at the statistics for YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, and video games. And just as we know that writing and speaking skills are keys to functioning in society, we must consider that the future demands proficiency in "mediating" as well.
As a joint initiative of the Communication and Digital Media Department and the Office of Adult Education at Carthage College, the Rosebud Institute would like to make motion media literacy accessible to students and faculty alike, allowing us all to communicate and thrive in an increasingly mediated world. In this interview, EDUCAUSE Now speaks with Paul Chilsen, Director of the Rosebud Institute and Christine Wells, Program Manager for the Institute.

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