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Narrowing the Gap between the Classroom and the Culture

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Professor Hobbs defines digital and media literacy and shows how it increases relevance and ignites intellectual curiosity.

Professor Hobbs defines digital and media literacy and shows how it increases relevance and ignites intellectual curiosity.

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  • 1. Narrowing theGap between theClassroom andthe CultureRenee HobbsHarrington School of Communication and MediaUniversity of Rhode Island USA
  • 2. what is the Internet for?
  • 3. Dance Like Lady GagaDo Research at the VirtualSchool Library
  • 4. LINK
  • 5. digital & media literacyhelps build bridges betweenclassroom and culture
  • 6. Access,Use & ShareCreate &CollaborateAnalyze &EvaluatePracticeSocialResponsibilityexpanding the concept of literacy
  • 7. Digital & Media Literacy CompetenciesAccess, Use and Share Keyboard and mouse skills Be familiar with hardware, storage and filemanagement practices Understand hyperlinking & digital space Gain competence with software applications Use social media, mobile, peripheral & cloudcomputing tools Identify information needs Use effective search and find strategies Troubleshoot and problem-solve Learn how to learn Listening skills Reading comprehension
  • 8. Digital & Media Literacy CompetenciesCreate & Collaborate Recognize the need for communication andself-expression Identify your own purpose, targetaudience, medium & genre Brainstorm and generate ideas Compose creatively Play and interact Edit and revise Use appropriate distribution, promotion &marketing channels Receive audience feedback Work collaboratively Comment, curate and remix
  • 9. Digital & Media Literacy CompetenciesAnalyze & Evaluate Recognize the relationship between symboland referent Identify the author, genre, purpose andpoint of view of a message Compare and contrast sources Evaluate credibility and quality Understand one’s own biasesand world view Recognize power relationships that shapehow information and ideas circulate inculture Understand the economic context ofinformation and entertainment production Examine the political and socialramifications of inequalities in informationflows
  • 10. Digital & Media Literacy CompetenciesPractice Social Responsibility Acknowledge the power of communicationto maintain the status quo or change theworld Understand how differences in values andlife experience shape people’s media useand message interpretation Appreciate risks and potential harms ofdigital media Apply ethical judgment andsocial responsibility to onlinecommunication situations Understand how concepts of ‘private’ and‘public’ are reshaped by digital media Appreciate and respect legal rights andresponsibilities (copyright, intellectualfreedom, etc)
  • 11. Access,Use & ShareCreate &CollaborateAnalyze &EvaluatePracticeSocialResponsibilityexpanding the concept of literacy
  • 12. project-based inquiry learning
  • 13. LINK
  • 14. closing the gap betweenclassroom & culturecreates relevance
  • 15. relevance ignites intellectual curiosity
  • 16. www.MediaEducationLab.comBook and Website Launch, July 2013Professor Renee HobbsHarrington School of Communication and MediaUniversity of Rhode Island USAEmail: hobbs@uri.eduTwitter: reneehobbs

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