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NESA Winter Training INstitute 2019

Connect & Engage Workshops


Professor of Communication, University of Rhode Island
Director, URI Media Education Lab

How can digital learning be implemented in ways that deepen engagement and accelerate learning?

Steve Barkley

Professor of Communication & Director

Media Education Lab,
University of Rhode Island


Renee Hobbs is an expert on integrating digital and media literacy education into elementary and secondary schools. She is a Professor of Communication and Director of the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island, where she co-directs the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy. She has a special interest in professional development for online learning and created Virtually Viral Hangouts, a daily gathering space for educators to develop digital literacy skills during the coronavirus pandemic. Professor Hobbs is the author of numerous books including Mind Over Media, Create to Learn, The Library Screen Scene, and Copyright Clarity. She has offered professional development programs on four continents in more than 20 countries.