Course Description

LIS 9366B-650 (Winter 2022)   Special Topic: Youth in Context: New Media & Digital Equity

Instructor: L. Cedeira Serantes

Course Description
This course seeks to challenge students to actively engage in supporting youth’s access to different digital media in a sustainable, secure and informed manner in the currently ever-evolving digital media landscape. Key topics include: digital literacy and citizenship, inequities in digital access, makerspaces and youth’s digital political presence among others. 

Course Syllabi for LIS 9366B-650 (Winter 2022)
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0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information
Information and Communication Technology
Information Policy

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:

1) Contextualize and critique different digital media and technologies used by youth and effectively contribute to debates about their implementation and use. (3, 4, 8) 

2) Assess and (re)define the role(s) that an information institution or information professional should actively occupy in supporting youth access to different digital media in a secure and informed manner. (2, 5, 8)

3) Identify, research and present relevant issues related to youth and digital media that interweave both theoretical and professional approaches and that implement different communication skills and platforms (oral and written skills in diverse formats and to different audiences). (2, 3, 9)

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives