Popular Issues in (Digital) Media Literacy

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A presentation on Popular & Contemporary issues in (Digital) Media Literacy for EC&I 831, Feb. 10/09, by Dr. Alec Couros. More on the course at http://eci831.wikispaces.com

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Popular Issues in (Digital) Media Literacy

  1. 1. Popular Issues in (Digital) Media Literacy Dr. Alec Couros February 2009 EC&I 831
  2. 2. Overview of Terms Offensive Content (Bad Taste, Sexuality) Viral Videos & Memes Misinformation, Satire, Hoaxes, Scams & Phishing Safety & Cyberbullying Hate, Racism, Violence Social Networks & Privacy
  3. 3. literacy --> information literacy --> (digital) media literacy --> information and media literacy (IML) -->
  4. 4. 21st Century Learners?
  5. 5. Offensive Content
  6. 6. http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/searchspy
  7. 7. http://www.blazinggrace.org/cms/bg/pornstats
  8. 8. Viral Videos/Memes
  9. 9. http://mediagirl.org/node/1535
  10. 10. Misinformation, Scams, Hoaxes, Scams, Phishing
  11. 11. Safety & Cyberbullying
  12. 12. http://www.famouspictures.org/mag/index.php?title=Star_Wars_Kid
  13. 13. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/14/technology/internet/14cyberweb.html?_r=2
  14. 14. Hate, Racism, Violence
  15. 15. Social Networks & Privacy
  16. 16. Further Discussion/ Other Issues? - music downloading - digital plagiarism - content filtering - copyright/copyleft - breaking digital locks - website “terms of service” - social network friendships, teachers/students
  17. 17. contact: alec.couros@uregina.ca couros.ca
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