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Developing Digital Literacy Through Community Engagement
Education | Faculty Conference Presentations
  • Elizabeth Truesdell, Dominican University of California
  • Rebecca Birch, Dominican University of California
Document Type
Podium Presentation
Presentation Date
Association of Computing in Education
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Abstract/Presentation Excerpt

This case study describes how one department of education sought to increase knowledge of digital literacy amongst preservice teachers. Framed by the researchers’ Three-Tiered Model of instructional technology use, this project leveraged a community partnership and the implementation of “instructional rounds” to educate students in digital technologies. The mixed-methods study includes pre- and post-surveys results, structured observations, and student reflections. Initial findings indicate students’ enhanced digital literacy skills and a reciprocally beneficial partnership with teachers and administrators at a local high school. Ultimately, students who participated in this project led a community-wide professional development workshop.

Citation Information
Elizabeth Truesdell and Rebecca Birch. "Developing Digital Literacy Through Community Engagement" (2019)
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