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Hobbs Ignite Talk: Multimedia Authorship as Learning

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Learn why multimedia authorship is an essential dimension of digital media literacy. Renee Hobbs explains how it supports intellectual curiosity, collaboration, critical thinking and confidence in …

Learn why multimedia authorship is an essential dimension of digital media literacy. Renee Hobbs explains how it supports intellectual curiosity, collaboration, critical thinking and confidence in creative expression.

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  • The rate of change going on in communications systems, structures is creating new demands –it’s time for everyone to become a multimedia producer
  • I’m interested in media literacy, which is the ability to access, analyze and evaluate, and create messages – in a wide variety of forms. Access - Analyze – Create – Reflect – Act.
  • An initiative of the PBS News Hour, PBS Student Reporting Labs is a digital and media literacy program that reaches thousands of high school students across the United States. Students learn about their communities, the environment, law and politics, the economy – and work collaboratively to create a video news segment,
  • Our research investigated learners who participated in the program: 544 students with 40% minority teens
  • Media making promtes intellectual curiosity and a sense of oneself as a civic actor in the world – an advocate
  • Learning to make media increased creative, collaboration and technical skills, improved their ability to identify the author’s purpose while watching a video, and contributed to advancing civic engagement – being interested in using the power of communication to make a difference in the world.
  • When we create, we learn.
  • The Powerful Voices was a 3-year university-school collaboration where undergraduate and graduate students in communication worked elbow-to-elbow with classroom teachers and taught media literacy in a summer program.
  • These 6-year olds watched a YouTube video, then made their own video to ask questions to the author. After seeing the children’s video, the author responded, sending them back a YouTube video. The children gained confidence in asking questions and actively used the questioning process to learn.
  • These 6-year olds watched a YouTube video, then made their own video to ask questions to the author. After seeing the children’s video, the author responded, sending them back a YouTube video. The children gained confidence in asking questions and actively used the questioning process to learn.
  • Children in Grade 3 turned the teacher’s lesson upside down when they started asking questions during their teacher’s carefully planning fairy-tale lesson. They transformed the activity into learning about homelessness in their community – why it occurs and what can be done about it.
  • Digital and media literacy helps children and teens learn to use the power of communication – as both creators and consumers. Media literacy is like driver’s training for participating in the s1st century.
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    • 1. Digital and Media Literacy Access – Analyze – Create Reflect – Take Action
    • 2. What happens when children and teens become multimedia authors and producers?
    • 3. What happens when children and teens become multimedia authors and producers?
    • 4. www.studentreportinglabs.com
    • 5. How Do How Attitudes towards News Media, Media Literacy and Video Production Contribute to Adolescent Civic Engagement? Sense of agency
    • 6. AUTHORSHIP Creative sills Collaboration skills Technical skills MEDIA ANALYSIS SKILLS ATTITUDES Giving & Receiving Feedback Intellectual Curiosity Comprehension Identify Purpose Recognize Point of View CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Sign an online petition Express an opinion to news media Blog about an issue QUALITY OF MEDIA CHOICES Write an opinion letter Increases in civic engagement
    • 7. http://powerfulvoicesforkids.com
    • 8. Confidence to ask questions
    • 9. Shifts power relationships
    • 10. Connects classroom and community
    • 11. KEY IDEAS KEY IDEAS • Multimedia authorship is a new form of literacy • Ignites intellectual curiosity • Learners become empowered citizens
    • 12. KEY IDEAS KEY IDEAS When we create media messages, we learn