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Eckert, Stine; Metzger-Riftkin, Jade; Nurmis, Joanna – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
In 2013-2016 we designed and implemented Wikid Grrls, a 10-week after-school workshop series to teach online skills to middle school girls in U.S. schools. We interviewed and surveyed 80 participants before and after the workshops. Girls' online skills and confidence in them increased measurably for the duration of the workshop series.…
Descriptors: Females, Workshops, After School Programs, Technological Literacy
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Mihailidis, Paul – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2009
Through a series of focus groups, this study explores how students, at the conclusion of a university-level media literacy course, see media's necessary role in democratic society. It is a narrative inspired by the core belief of the media literacy discipline that if people are effectively taught the critical skills to access, evaluate, analyze,…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Focus Groups, Democratic Values, Student Attitudes