Bryn Mawr College's Digital Competencies Initiative helps students build the digital skills and critical perspectives on technology needed for success in the digital age.
This summer, we had the chance to pilot digital competencies programming on Digital Curriculum and HoloLens summer interns. They helped us refine ways of making the initiative more meaningful to students, and participated in weekly reflections on the digital skills they learned over the course of their internship. Their top competencies were metacognition and life-long learning and project management. Read more on the Blended Learning blog.
New and Upcoming:
Website Launched: We have a new digital home at brynmawr.edu/digitalcompetencies. See an example timeline for how students can develop digital competencies (hint: it’s not just in class!), dig in to student-curated resources, or take the quiz to find your Digital Competencies Personality.
Curricular Connections: We’re working with the Thrive program to introduce all incoming students to their digital skills. Students can even attend an Information Literacy session where they’ll build their digital survival skills by learning how to spot fake news and fact-check sources.
LILAC and Careers: LILAC's Career Peers are student leaders trained to help their peers with career-related questions, review resumes and cover letters, and conduct mock interviews. This year, the digital competencies are being woven into their training so that they have the resources to help other students tell compelling stories about their digital experiences.
Tech Talks on Digital Summers: Students will be featured at two Tech Talks, free and open to the public. On 9/19, Digital Curriculum Summer Interns will discuss how they built their troubleshooting skills, learned video editing, and helped enhance Bryn Mawr’s digital curriculum through work with the Dean’s Office and more. On 9/26, Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows describe creating a data visualization project of CollegeWomen.org, an online archive of the Seven Sisters schools.
One Fun Way to Build Your Competencies This Month:
Attend the Campus-Wide Picnic 9/15 5-7pm on Erdman Green. Students, staff, and alumnae/i will gather for food, drinks, games, a band, an auction, and more!
Feeling creative? Stop by our table and make your own design for the Digital Bryn Mawr t-shirt contest! Winners will receive their printed T-shirt and a Kindle Fire.