Anna van Someren
         Comparative Media Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
applied humanities
applied humanities




a focus on culture instead of technologies
applied humanities




a focus on culture instead of technologies
applied humanities




             C4FCM




a focus on culture instead of technologies
www.newmedialiteracies.org
“traditional” media literacy:
• analysis of mass media (consumer perspective)
• critical thinking
• not integrated into th...
“traditional” media literacy:
• analysis of mass media (consumer perspective)
• critical thinking
• not integrated into th...
social skills and cultural competencies

play                       collective intelligence

simulation                 ju...
social skills and cultural competencies

play                       collective intelligence

simulation                 ju...
an integrated approach to media pedagogy


exercises - develop technical skills & cultural competencies

exemplars - criti...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library         Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)      (formal learning)           ...
Learning Library         Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)      (formal learning)           ...
Learning Library         Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)      (formal learning)           ...
Learning Library         Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)      (formal learning)           ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library                 Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
 (informal learning)              (formal lea...
Learning Library                 Teachers’ Strategy Guides        Ethics Casebook
 (informal learning)              (forma...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
 (informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
 (informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with...
Learning Library        Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
 (informal learning)     (formal learning)           (...
Learning Library        Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
 (informal learning)     (formal learning)           (...
Learning Library        Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
 (informal learning)     (formal learning)           (...
Learning Library        Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
 (informal learning)     (formal learning)           (...
Learning Library        Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
 (informal learning)     (formal learning)           (...
Learning Library        Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
 (informal learning)     (formal learning)           (...
Learning Library        Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
 (informal learning)     (formal learning)           (...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library            Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)         (formal learning)     ...
Learning Library            Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)         (formal learning)     ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
Learning Library      Teachers’ Strategy Guides   Ethics Casebook
(informal learning)   (formal learning)           (with ...
“long-distance collaborations across learning communities”

     Learning Library goes global (2009)

    - locals produce...
www.newmedialiteracies.org
Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture:  Media Education for the 21st Century
Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture:  Media Education for the 21st Century
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Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century

  1. 1. Anna van Someren Comparative Media Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2. 2. applied humanities
  3. 3. applied humanities a focus on culture instead of technologies
  4. 4. applied humanities a focus on culture instead of technologies
  5. 5. applied humanities C4FCM a focus on culture instead of technologies
  6. 6. www.newmedialiteracies.org
  7. 7. “traditional” media literacy: • analysis of mass media (consumer perspective) • critical thinking • not integrated into the curriculum
  8. 8. “traditional” media literacy: • analysis of mass media (consumer perspective) • critical thinking • not integrated into the curriculum digital literacy: • tools and techniques • computer clubhouse movement
  9. 9. social skills and cultural competencies play collective intelligence simulation judgment performance transmedia navigation appropriation networking multitasking negotiation distributed cognition
  10. 10. social skills and cultural competencies play collective intelligence simulation judgment performance transmedia navigation appropriation networking multitasking negotiation distributed cognition visualization
  11. 11. an integrated approach to media pedagogy exercises - develop technical skills & cultural competencies exemplars - critically analyze media texts expressions - create new media content ethics - critically reflect on consequences of choices
  12. 12. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  13. 13. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  14. 14. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • exemplar collection: media makers
  15. 15. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • exemplar collection: media makers • exercises: explore and practice skills
  16. 16. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • exemplar collection: media makers • exercises: explore and practice skills • expressions: create & share
  17. 17. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • exemplar collection: media makers • exercises: explore and practice skills • expressions: create & share • ethics: integrated throughout
  18. 18. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • exemplar collection: media makers • exercises: explore and practice skills • expressions: create & share • ethics: integrated throughout • partnerships will produce local collections
  19. 19. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  20. 20. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) NML Simulation activity instructions
  21. 21. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) NML Simulation activity instructions Soda Constructor www.sodaplay.com
  22. 22. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) cosplayers use collective intelligence www.projectnml.org/exemplars
  23. 23. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  24. 24. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  25. 25. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide
  26. 26. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects
  27. 27. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts
  28. 28. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content
  29. 29. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts
  30. 30. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts our featured appropriators: Herman Melville remixes Milton, Bible, mapping, cetology Ricardo Pitts-Wiley (director) remixes Melville, local stories Rudy Cabrera (actor) remixes language, experiences
  31. 31. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts
  32. 32. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts Melville Scholar Wyn Kelley on Ricardo Pitts-Wiley’s Moby-Dick: Then and Now
  33. 33. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) • innovative multimedia online/offline guide • applies NML skills to classroom subjects • first guide: Reading in a Participatory Culture applies appropriation to English Language Arts Melville Scholar Wyn Kelley on Ricardo Pitts-Wiley’s Moby-Dick: Then and Now
  34. 34. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  35. 35. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  36. 36. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) collaboration between NML & Harvard’s Good Play project
  37. 37. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) collaboration between NML & Harvard’s Good Play project Young People, Ethics and the New Digital Media (February 2008) www.goodworkproject.org/research/digital.htm
  38. 38. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) collaboration between NML & Harvard’s Good Play project Young People, Ethics and the New Digital Media (February 2008) www.goodworkproject.org/research/digital.htm •identity •privacy •ownership & authorship •credibility •participation
  39. 39. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) collaboration between NML & Harvard’s Good Play project Young People, Ethics and the New Digital Media (February 2008) www.goodworkproject.org/research/digital.htm •identity •privacy •ownership & authorship •credibility •participation online / offline multimedia “casebook” exploring these ethical categories
  40. 40. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard)
  41. 41. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) NML applications: not necessarily transcultural
  42. 42. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) NML applications: not necessarily transcultural NML theory and concepts: universally applicable
  43. 43. Learning Library Teachers’ Strategy Guides Ethics Casebook (informal learning) (formal learning) (with Harvard) NML applications: not necessarily transcultural NML theory and concepts: universally applicable how to go from local to global?
  44. 44. “long-distance collaborations across learning communities” Learning Library goes global (2009) - locals produce their own articulations - locals productions in conversation via global network network to develop new assessment strategies - embedded, mixed method - NML a case study for James Paul Gee’s 21st Century Assessment Project for Situated and Sociocultural Approaches to Learning
  45. 45. www.newmedialiteracies.org

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