ISSN: 0799-1487

Digital Technology Media in the Humanities

Yvette Rowe

The social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, now part of our everyday lives, are also a manifestation of how digital technology has changed the way we live, work, study and play. These innovations allow us to create and share content - videos, photos, text and audio - in ways that, decades ago, were only available to professionals and media organisations. At the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at The University of the West Indies, Mona, the new digital technologies have had a significant impact: they present new possibilities for teaching and learning, they have driven changes in course content and they have spawned vital questions and issues that the institution, of necessity, must address. In our media courses at CARIMAC students are not only taught how to use and apply the new and exciting digital tools, they are also encouraged to take a holistic look at them: to consider the benefits they offer as well as the challenges they present and the impact they have on our way of life in the Caribbean.
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