The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Technology and Digital Literacies

WMWP strongly believes that our cultural conceptions of literacy are changing as a result of the outgrowth of technology and digital media in the lives of young people. Texting, blogging, tweeting, social networking, gaming, and other elements of the daily use of media and technology in the worlds of students and teachers make for a rich environment in which writing has never been more central to the ways we communicate.

WMWP teachers explore, use, and innovate with technology as a mean for enhancing learning with writing and composition at the center of that inquiry. The WMWP Technology Team works to integrate technology components into professional development, facilitates workshops, and leads digital youth programming on a regular basis.

Co-Director for Technology: Tom Fanning