Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook
Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
In Speaking the Lower Frequencies: Students and Media Literacy Walter R. Jacobs explores how college students can become critical consumers of media while retaining the pleasure they derive from it. Speaking the Lower Frequencies 2.0: Race, Learning, and Literacy in the Digital Age builds on its predecessor by examining pedagogy and literacy through theories and practices of digital media making, specifically digital storytelling methods used in a fall 2008 undergraduate class, "Digital Storytelling in and with Communities of Color." Jacobs begins his keynote with the course description and then examines one component of the class project. students' engagement with "social ghosts," the strong but usually hidden and unexamined forces that structure their educational experiences.
Jacobs, Walter R. "Speaking the Lower Frequencies 2.0: Digital Ghost Stories" Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook 31 (2010): 27-33.