“Composing For Global Audiences: Opportunities and Challenges for Literacy Instruction in a New Media Age”Amy Stornaiulo, Ph.D.
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She's awesome. She has a research specialty of Digital Literacy and is teaching a class next semester on the subject. I'm so excited!
She's one-half of the duo that teaches EDUC 629: Teaching English to Adolescents which is a core requirement of the Reading/Writing/Literacy course of study. For class, I have Dr. Ebony Thomas.
Dr. Amy and I went back and forth about our interests and synergies which proved to be quite the intriguing conversation. Dr. Amy is new to the area, coming from California's Bay Area. Being a local who's very familiar with the rich arts (and arts education) scene of Philadelphia, I was able to share a lot of guiding information to her.
She's poised to start a research group around digital literacy. For those who are unfamiliar, digital literacy is all about merging technology with a multi-modal approach to learning. Manipulating audio, video, computer programming, etc. to form new ways of forming, critiquing, evaluating, analyzing, etc. learning. Its a growing field and only looks to get more influential given our lives being ever more connected to devices and screens.
I want to play a big role in her research group. I'm looking to see where I fit into this academia puzzle, determining if Ph.D is for me or not. We'll see. It shall be fun.