Monday, March 25, 2013

The Kuumba Digital Literacy Collective

More on "study groups." 

On November 27, 2012, Adam Banks, Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
at the University of Kentucky, launched the Kuumba Digital Literacy Collective, a facebook, to discuss technology and literacy. On the day he launched the group, Banks wrote:
Welcome everybody! I'm using this group as a space to begin some broader community conversation (and build some events) about literacy and technology. If you have suggestions of people you think we should add, invite them or send me their name so I can add them."
Over the last few months, he has posed questions related to technology, social media, and best practices to members of the group for feedback. Banks and participants have also posted news and resource links concerning technology and other issues.

The word "kuumba," which refers to creativity, is best known as one of the principles of Kwanzaa. The Kuumba Digital Literacy Collective serves as one model for what an online study or reading group focusing on African American subject matter might look like.

Digital Humanities at CLA 2013  

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