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USC's Teaching with Digital Media Online Course - Registration is now open

This summer, the University of Southern California's Institute for Multimedia Literacy will be offering its online course Teaching with Digital Media. This intensive 5 week course provides a hands-on experience for K-12 teachers to learn free and accessible digital tools for teaching and learning. Assignment materials like readings, videos, and hands-on activities get posted weekly and the course is asynchronous. There will be optional Google Hangouts as office hours.

Today’s students inhabit a visual, networked culture. They connect and communicate with their peers - and the public - through digital media. Many assume that these “digital natives”are fully literate with regard to media; however, we believe that students need guidance, support and inspiration to realize their full academic potential with digital media. Teaching with Digital Media Online Summer Course offers K-12 educators an opportunity to investigate how to provide that guidance, and to explore the ways in which media can be used to enrich teaching and learning, building on the Common Core Standards which focuses on research and writing skills with both print and non-print texts. This course is designed to help teachers stimulate and motivate students by integrating digital media into their classrooms, using whatever tools are available.

Week 1 - Learning with Digital Media
foundational literacies, visual communication, and memes

Week 2 – The Science of Sound
Sound design principles and audio podcasts

Week 3 - What is Web 2.0?
Social media, wikis, blogs, curating content, and the flipped classroom

Week 4 - The Languages of New Media
Digital storytelling, video editing, and remix culture

Week 5 - The Action Plan: Putting the pieces together
Build a unit that integrates a media production project

Registration is NOW OPEN at and the course begins on July 10. Please pass it along to your colleagues and teacher friends!!! Attached Is the brochure. Questions, please email Matt Williams at