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The SUNY Geneseo Center for Digital Learning, with support from the SUNY Center for Professional Development and colleagues across SUNY, is hosting a free, two-day virtual conference, "Educating for Digital Citizenship," April 18-19, preceded by a day of free virtual workshops on April 17.

Register free of charge and attend as many of the workshops, presentations, and lightning rounds as fit your interests and your schedule.

Featured speakers will be Chris Gilliard, privacy researcher and professor of English at Macomb Community College; and Kathleen Fitzpatrick, director of digital humanities at Michigan State University.

Students need distinctive skills to be effective, responsible, autonomous democratic citizens in a digitally mediated society: for example, the ability to distinguish information from misinformation and disinformation; to leverage online networks for purposes of advocacy and activism; to build public-facing websites that make data-informed arguments, preserve cultural heritage, or amplify marginalized voices; to be as secure as possible from governmental and commercial surveillance; to distinguish AI hype from AI reality.

This conference is an opportunity to share knowledge and practice; tales of pedagogical success, failure, or frustration; and broad perspectives on the best way to meet the challenges of the present moment. Presenters will share concrete instructional models, proposed or implemented, at the level of classroom or curriculum, for helping students succeed as digital citizens: majors, minors, micro-credentials, course units, course assignments, and high-impact practices such as research opportunities and collaborative projects.

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