Campus Location

Abilene Campus

Date of Award

Spring 3-6-2022

Document Type

Manuscript

Department

Teacher Education

Degree Name

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

First Advisor

Andrew Huddleston

Abstract

At the time of the study, the researcher was a graduate student serving in a yearlong clinical teacher placement. The researcher implemented an intervention aimed at promoting a higher level of literacy and authentic online communication skills among students. The purpose of this study was to examine how a digital literacy workshop influenced students’ professional online communication. For this study, the researcher collected data using pre- and post-assessments, headnotes, and individual interviews. Using the constant comparative method with the addition of descriptive statistics, the author found common themes amongst the data collected that included the following: struggles with literacy/communication, student attitude towards technology/digital literacy, implementing digital workshops, and professionalism. Findings confirmed that digital literacy workshops positively impacted students’ writing and communication skills as well as their professional mindset. The researcher displayed the findings through poetic transcriptions and a bar graph.

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