Introduction to Digital and Media Literacy

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  • Introduction to Digital and Media Literacy

    1. 1. Digital & Media Literacy: An Introduction Renee Hobbs Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island Narragansett Public Schools March 14, 2014
    2. 2. www.harrington.uri.edu
    3. 3. http://mediaeducationlab.com
    4. 4. www.mediaeducationlab.com
    5. 5. PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING Reflect on contemporary media and technology Examine how literacy is changing Identify key competencies of digital and media literacy Learn about how others have integrated digital and media literacy into the K-12 curriculum Goals for Today’s Session
    6. 6. LOVE HATE PRINT VISUAL SOUND DIGITAL Educators’ attitudes about media, technology and popular culture shape their work with learners
    7. 7. Protection
    8. 8. Empowerment
    9. 9. Digital & Media Literacy Embrace Protection & Empowerment
    10. 10. Rhetoric Visual Literacy Information Literacy Media Literacy Computer Literacy Critical Literacy News Literacy Digital Literacy Digital Literacy in Historical Context
    11. 11. A Lifelong Process
    12. 12. A Lifelong Process
    13. 13. A Lifelong Process
    14. 14. Digital Literacy & Libraries: Designing What’s Coming Next Literacy is the sharing of meaning through symbols
    15. 15. Children compare and contrast media in relation to print and visual forms
    16. 16. Children create a public service announcement about littering
    17. 17. Students create media to share what they’ve learned about the use of primary sources in the research process
    18. 18. www.studentreportinglabs.com
    19. 19. Students demonstrate an understanding of literary devices using remix composition
    20. 20. TURKISH TV AMERICAN TV
    21. 21. ACCESS ANALYZEE CREATE ACT REFLECT ACCESS expanding the concept of literacy
    22. 22. Digital Literacy Competencies Access, Use and Share  Keyboard and mouse skills  Be familiar with hardware, storage and file management practices  Understand hyperlinking & digital space  Gain competence with software applications  Use social media, mobile, peripheral & cloud computing tools  Identify information needs  Use effective search and find strategies  Troubleshoot and problem-solve  Learn how to learn  Listening skills  Reading comprehension
    23. 23. Digital & Media Literacy Competencies Analyze & Evaluate  Understand how symbols work: the concept of representation  Identify the author, genre, purpose and point of view of a message  Compare and contrast sources  Evaluate credibility and quality  Understand one’s own biases and world view  Recognize power relationships that shape how information and ideas circulate in culture  Understand the economic context of information and entertainment production  Examine the political and social ramifications of inequalities in information flows
    24. 24. Digital Literacy Competencies Create & Collaborate  Recognize the need for communication and self-expression  Identify your own purpose, target audience, 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
    25. 25. Digital Literacy Competencies Reflect  Understand how differences in values and life experience shape people’s media use and message interpretation  Appreciate risks and potential harms of digital media  Apply ethical judgment and social responsibility to communication situations  Understand how concepts of ‘private’ and ‘public’ are reshaped by digital media  Appreciate and respect legal rights and responsibilities (copyright, intellectual freedom, etc)
    26. 26. Digital Literacy Competencies Take Action  Acknowledge the power of communication to maintain the status quo or change the world  Participate in communities of shared interest to advance an issue  Be a change agent in the family & workplace  Participate in democratic self- governance  Speak up when you encounter injustice  Respect the law and work to change unjust laws  Use the power of communication and information to make a difference in the world
    27. 27. ACCESS ANALYZEE CREATE ACT REFLECT ACCESS expanding the concept of literacy
    28. 28. What happens when educators integrate digital and media literacy into the curriculum?
    29. 29. Concord, New Hampshire Media & Communication A Required Grade 11 English course • 8 classic and contemporary works of literature • Films • Newspapers • Advertising • Entertainment Television • Popular Music • Internet Compared to control group, students significantly increased reading comprehension, writing and analysis skills
    30. 30. Increase learner engagement and motivation Inspire intellectual curiosity Improve perspective-taking and global understanding
    31. 31. www.powerfulvoicesforkids.com Increase in civic knowledge and civic engagement Confidence in self-expression
    32. 32. How do educators integrate digital and media literacy into the curriculum?
    33. 33. #1 Find Good Partners
    34. 34. #2 Prioritize Goals
    35. 35. #3 Start Driving
    36. 36. #4 Measure Impact
    37. 37. #5 Tell Your Story
    38. 38. #6 Give it Time to Grow
    39. 39. PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING Reflect on contemporary media and technology Examine how literacy is changing Identify key competencies of digital and media literacy Learn about how others have integrated digital and media literacy into the K-12 curriculum Goals for Today’s Session
    40. 40. Summer Institute in Digital Literacy July 13 – 18, 2014 Providence RI www.mediaeducationlab.com
    41. 41. Renee Hobbs Professor and Founding Director Harrington School of Communication and Media University of Rhode Island Email: hobbs@uri.edu Twitter: reneehobbs Web: http://mediaeducationlab.com

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