The Center for Learning and Teaching Newsletter Teaching News

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Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT)

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News Article

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New Chalk Talk

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There is ample evidence that students are creating all types of digital content and disseminating it via the Internet. When they graduate from universities and colleges and enter such fields as business, education, government, medicine, research, or the arts, they will continue to produce digital content. Employers often select new graduates for positions in the expectation that they will take on technology-intensive assignments related to the Web presence of the organization. While in school, many students create digital materials without guidance from faculty, information technologists, or librarians, but such products are typically recreational and do not have the hallmarks of academic work. This is not to say that producing academic-quality work in the Internet environment is impossible or beyond our current understandings.