The Digital Literacy Project is an initiative of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre through which we get community groups and schools using creative digital technologies. Over the past seven years we have worked with over 35 partner organizations and through them, more than 1,000 individuals ranging in age from 6 to 96.
Find out more about past initiatives on our blog.
This semester we are partnering with Concordia University's Theatre and Development program for the third time in three years. Students in a course called "The Neighbourhood Theatre" are collaborating with two graduate studies seminars from different disciplines under the name "The Right to the City: Cross-disciplinary pedagogy and the politics of Montreal's South-West." We are supporting this initiative by connecting the students to our partners and helping them create an online "digital reflection" of the experience through social media, video and photography.
We're also now conducting a ten-week digital skills course for Bienvenue à Notre-Dame-de-Grâce oriented to community event planning. The training covers general computer skills, elements of graphic design and social media marketing.
Recently, Digital Literacy Project representatives participated in Just Watch Me at Concordia University's Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Digital Literacy Project facilitators Rana Salah and Nina Pariser screened videos from our recent Youth Pluralism Video Project and conducted poetry and digital media workshops.
On September 21, 2014, we set up at Empire Exchange in Montreal's Mile End neighbourhood and did a green video workshop as part of the POP Montreal International Music Festival's Kids POP Crawl. Check out what the kids did.
For more information about the Atwater Library's Digital Literacy Project, contact Project Coordinator Eric Craven at email@example.com or 514-935-7344 ext'n 207.