Digital Foundations Workshop: Digital Mindfulness

Do you feel overwhelmed by the number of emails and texts you receive each day? Confused by the number of websites and electronic resources assigned for various classes? Or frustrated by the pressure you feel to keep up with friends and family on social media? Digital mindfulness helps us focus our attention at any given moment, and draws our awareness to how we feel when engaging in digital practices. This workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts of mindfulness as they apply to the use of technology. It will also help you develop an individual plan to understand and therefore manage your personal digital tendencies. Mindfulness does not make the pressures of our technology-rich lives disappear, but it offers a path to sanity through better understanding of how we behave when confronted with digital communication options.

Led by Kristin Becker

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm, CDSC, 4th floor Holland Library

Registration is not required for this workshop.

Please bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone with you.

Questions? Please contact Kristin Becker:

Digital Foundations Workshops

The CDSC offers a series of intensive workshops for WSU students seeking hands-on instruction in the foundations of digital literacy. Facility with digital tools has become a fundamental prerequisite for joining any contemporary profession and, as with reading and writing skills, college instructors across the disciplines expect students to arrive on campus with a foundational level of digital literacy. Such expectations mean that many students never receive explicit guidance in how to write emails, organize files, or engage in online communities. These workshops fill that general education gap by helping students cultivate essential skills and develop good digital habits for the future. We intend the workshops to serve all interested students, regardless of major or prior experience. Workshop sessions will be 30-40 minutes, with 20-30 minutes for questions and one-on-one assistance. Grad students, staff, and faculty are also always welcome.