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Ciccone, Michelle – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
Digital conversation spaces have the potential to generate powerful collective intelligence, but only when users are thoughtful, reflective, and have experience interacting with diverse ideas. To be able to engage in online conversational spaces in this way, though, is not inherent or natural: it must be practiced. This article will argue that it…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Communication Skills, Computer Mediated Communication
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Bulger, Monica; Davison, Patrick – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Media literacy has become a center of gravity for countering fake news, and a diverse array of stakeholders--from educators to legislators, philanthropists to technologists--have pushed significant resources toward media literacy programs. Media literacy, however, cannot be treated as a panacea. This paper provides a foundation for evaluating…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Educational Opportunities, Barriers, Definitions
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Bach, Amy J.; Wolfson, Todd; Crowell, Jessica K. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Harnessing scholarship focused on literacy and poverty, in this article we aim to complicate the common understanding of the digital divide. First, we argue that the dominant literature on the digital divide misses broader connections between technological exclusion and broader forms of economic and social exclusion. Accordingly, and following…
Descriptors: Poverty, Social Change, Interdisciplinary Approach, Technological Literacy
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Finucane, Margaret O.; Seiter, Linda M.; Gehlert, Nathan – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
Digital media play an increasingly dominant role in reinforcing and challenging power inequality in social and institutional relationships. This paper describes how a service-learning component engaged students in community-based interactions that not only deepened their understanding of course content but also increased their commitment to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Power Structure
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Begoray, Deborah; Brown, Alexis – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
In this paper, we examine how Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents identify media influences as health/wellness related. We conducted research over a six-week period in two alternative high school settings: a culture-based Indigenous education program at one school and an arts-based program at another school, both in the same small, Western…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Teaching Methods, Adolescents
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Sivek, Susan Currie – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
News literacy education has long focused on the significance of facts, sourcing, and verifiability. While these are critical aspects of news, rapidly developing emotion analytics technologies intended to respond to and even alter digital news audiences' emotions also demand that we pay greater attention to the role of emotion in news consumption.…
Descriptors: News Media, Media Literacy, Emotional Response, Accuracy
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Cohen, James N. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
In the lead up to the 2016 election, fake news often "outperformed" actual news in users' social media feeds. This paper attempts to analyze the process in which fake news proliferates social networking sites and presents a method of understanding and articulating ways in which personalized feeds are shaped by algorithm-based user…
Descriptors: Social Media, Deception, News Media, Feedback (Response)
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Siegel, Jaclyn Kahn – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
This paper examines how an educator at a school for students with learning disabilities (LD) used various types of media to engage her students, to develop their academic and executive functioning skills, and to heighten their awareness of media literacy and the 2012 and 2106 Presidential elections. Teacher-created curriculum materials and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Disabilities, Media Literacy, Elections
Ramsey, Evelyn M. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
Various authors make suggestions about the inclusion of public address, civility critical communication pedagogy and social justice into the basic course in communication studies. Media literacy pedagogy encourages students to actively and critically consider the messages they send and receive, critically assess all forms of communication, be…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, College Curriculum, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication
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Boulton, Christopher – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
This essay explores how higher education's instrumentalist move away from the liberal arts tradition of learning by thinking and towards more vocational "experiential" approaches has implications for media literacy educators' career options, scholarly identities, and teaching strategies. Specifically, I consider my own negotiation of…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Critical Theory, Case Studies, Higher Education
Davis, Mark J. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
In this digital literacy project, struggling high school readers remixed the "Star Wars" canon through audio storytelling. The "Star Wars" phenomenon motivates adolescents who may be disengaged in the classroom. Students served as actors, Foley artists, and directors in the recording of brief episodes based on the original…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Story Telling, High School Students, Student Motivation
Crandall, Heather – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
This paper compares frameworks in recent critical media literacy scholarship with trends found in eight semesters of media literacy community action outreach assignments to explore how these frameworks can function as curricular tools for media literacy practitioners. Besides potential tools for media literacy pedagogy, this examination of recent…
Descriptors: Community Action, Outreach Programs, Scholarship, Media Literacy
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Jolls, Tessa – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
As new online and cellular technologies advance, the implications for the traditional textbook model of curricular instruction are profound. The ability to construct, share, collaborate on and publish new instructional materials marks the beginning of a global revolution in curricula development. Research-based media literacy frameworks can be…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Models, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design
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Neag, Anamaria – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
In recent years, Hungary has been frequently criticized about press freedom issues by organizations including Human Rights Watch, Freedom House and others. In the current situation, it is thus imperative to understand how media literacy is positioned in public education. The objective of this paper is to analyze the 2012 education curriculum on…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Core Curriculum, National Curriculum, Public Education
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Fortuna, Carolyn – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
This article considers how media sports culture is an apt space for digital media literacy instruction. Describing a senior year high school English course that requires students to deconstruct and compose with sports media texts, the author outlines how learning modules, analysis of curated collections of texts through heuristics, and mentor…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Media Literacy, High School Seniors, English Instruction
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