New Media Literacies inform this Food Technology Unit. See Video above.
These are the skills necessary to master the at times overwhelming inflow and outflow of information now and in future. "In a knowledge economy, the flow of information is the equivalent of the oil pipe in an industrial economy." Each person needs to be able to filter, assess, categorize, prioritize, critique, syndicate and synthesize content/information in order to create this flow. This Food Trend Blog intends to be a source for Food Technology students through which this synergy may take place.
Upon completion of this Food Trend Unit students will be able to:
- Search for, name, describe, review, critique food trends. In addition students will do this through reflective blog posts, embedded blog widgets and video/audio streams, feeds in Feedly, comments on class blogs and international and local food blogs, microblogging using Twitter, critique news/magazine articles, explore browser extensions, locate and customise search tools and use social media platforms for market research and product development.
- After Food Product Development students will be able to poll, promote, revise and reflect on their product development successes and failures.