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Webinars and Online Learning

The Media Education Lab offers free webinars open to the public. These free online events feature a range of topics and issues related to digital and media literacy education. All are welcome to attend! To join a webinar, sign up here using Google Forms. About 15 minutes before each event begins, you will receive an email with information about how to join the video chat. It's a simple one-click process!



Monday, January 13, 2020. 8 - 9 PM EST. WHY WE'RE MOVING TO CHICAGO. Hear from Julie Coiro, Ryan McCarty, Sophie Degener, Kara Clayton and other faculty about what we're hoping to accomplish with the move of the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy to downtown Chicago.

Monday, February 3, 2020. 9 AM EST. DIGIURI MEDIA CLUB, February. We are reading and discussing Convergence Culture by Henry Jenkins. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 1 - 2 PM EST. The Road to Copyright Clarity. Cosponsored with the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System. 

FALL 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019. 9 AM EST. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. We will discuss Shoshana Zuboff's new book, "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism". This one is a little long, but is also available as an audio book and we've got over a month to dig in. I just got the audio book on Audible and found that it comes with a free copy of the book as a PDF!

Monday, November 4, 2019. 9 AM EST.  The Great Hack. We will discuss the Netflix documentary, "The Great Hack," which will be interesting, especially given Mark Zuckerburg's defense yesterday of Facebook's policy that it does not subject political ads to the third-party fact-checking that other ads must pass.

Can't make the 9 AM EST meeting? Join us on Twitter for the live chat with @DevinaSarwatay or slow chat after the meeting with @ms_lonergan and @cathyreznicek using the hashtags #digiuri #mediaclub.


October 21, 9 AM EST. Film and Media Literacy in Academic Libraries

Some cutting-edge work is now occurring in academic libraries as librarians help students, staff and faculty appreciate and create audiovisual media in ways that advance digital and media literacy competencies. As the ALA initiative on media literacy in public libraries advances, this webinar showcases the work of three academic librarians with expertise in film, media and digital literacy.


  • Scott Spicer, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Julia Feerar, Virgina Tech Libraries
  • Jason Evans Groth, North Carolina State University

Some questions will guide our inquiry:

  • How do you support the film, media and digital literacy competencies of learners, staff and faculty?
  • What is an example of a particularly effective program, initiative or service that you are most proud of?
  • What ongoing challenges do you face? What challenges lie ahead for the field as a whole?
  • What insights have you gained as a result of doing this work? What advice can you offer others in higher education with interests in film, digital and media literacy?

October 7. 9 AM EST. DigiURI Book and Media Club Kick Off Meeting. 

Join us to discuss "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked" by psychologist Adam Alter. This book explores an addiction that impacts half of the population: internet addiction. Alter explains how, why, and what to do about internet addiction. Webinar Host: Salome Apkhazishvili. 

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