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 5 to 90.
Find out more about past initiatives on our blog.
On Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Digital Literacy Project representatives will be at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery at Concordia University screening and discussing videos from our recent Youth Pluralism Video Project, as part of Just Watch Me. The Gallery is located on the ground floor of Concordia's McConnell Library Building at 1400 de Maisonneuve West. Digital Literacy Project facilitators Rana Salah and Nina Pariser recently conducted two poetry and digital media workshops there.
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.
During the late summer and early fall of 2014, we are conducting a ten-week digital skills course for Bienvenue à Notre-Dame-de-Grâce that is oriented to community event planning. The training covers general computer skills, elements of graphic design and social media marketing.
During the Fall 2014 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.
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.