Campbell article

“But the mirror lied,” notes Gardner Campbell, referring to the “digital facelift” of today’s higher education. “Higher education,” he writes, largely has “failed to empower the strong and effective imaginations that students need for creative citizenship in this new medium.” Using e-mail and online courses seem to be end-all and be-all of digital literacy in higher ed, but are superficial at best. To correct this, he argues, students need to learn to work in and manage their own cyberspace as part of their college education, from orientation to graduation. Campbell writes: “To get there, students must be effective architects, narrators, curators, and inhabitants of their own digital lives.” Moreover, it’s imperative that university faculty and administrators lead the students by example in this endeavor.

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