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September 2010

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Educause Review

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Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology


In a University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts online spotlight on teaching, I'm deemed to be "The Open-Door Storyteller." The article notes: "One of Jacobs' goals is to teach his students media literacy—analyzing critically what they read, hear, and see—without reducing their enjoyment of the media. He encourages his students to learn how to tell their own stories as a way of influencing how the media in turn portrays them." Technology has been a key part of this process ever since I first stepped into the classroom as an instructor in my third year of graduate school, in 1995. I'll still be using technology in the classroom when I retire, around 2035...


This article originally appeared in "A Dialogue for Engagement" in Educause Review in Volume 45, Issue 5 and can be found online at this link.

© 2010 Walt Jacobs. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.

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