Central Connecticut State University 2014 ©
CCSU Main Campus, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT
Vance Academic Center (RVAC) 310
This hands-on course will enhance the participants’ production skills using digital tools. During the workshop, we will learn to create websites, videos, and edit pictures. Participants will be introduced to free online platforms that can help them create their own multimedia content. Using materials from their own organization and daily work, participants will practice the use of digital tools for promoting their message. By the end of the workshop, each participant will design a website including original text, pictures, and videos.
Yonty Friesem is the Associate Director of the Media Education Lab and an Assistant Professor at Central Connecticut State University. His work and research in digital and media literacy focus on opportunities to enhance social and emotional skills through the process of multimedia production. Yonty is an award-winning filmmaker who founded two media departments in high schools in Israel while being a board member of the national media production curriculum committee. Since 2011, he has been developing curricula and teaching digital literacy for at risk youth, as well as giving professional development workshops around the country. Yonty is a faculty at the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy where more than one hundred participants from around the world come to learn about the newest practices of and research on digital media. He has a M.A. in Leadership and Management in Education from the University of Tel-Aviv and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Rhode Island. Follow him on Twitter @Yonty