Experiential Learning

Going Low-Tech to Teach New Literacies

Monday, May 28, 2012 Comment large group of students at school science fair

Ethnic Studies professor Wayne Yang takes a distinctive approach to new media literacies to get UC San Diego students to host their own Comic-Con comic book convention with original graphic novel projects.   Although print artifacts are central to the culminating activity of the course, students also work on their digital skills as they lay out pages in software programs such as Adobe Photoshop or post the video “trailers” that advertise their wares on sites such as YouTube. In an interview, Yang described how his work in the classroom with comic books was influenced by Ernest