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Gretter, Sarah; Yadav, Aman; Gleason, Benjamin – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
Recent contentions about "fake news" and misinformation online has shed light on the critical need for media literacy at a global scale. Indeed, digital stories are one of the main forms of communication in the 21st century through blogs, videos-sharing websites, forums, or social networks. However, the line between facts and fiction can…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Electronic Publishing, Social Media, Mass Media Effects
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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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Beach, Crystal L. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Today's classrooms often have a plethora of new ways of reading and writing entering the room, but too often these new ways of "doing" are disregarded and checked at the door. For this reason, one educator shares her journey through the mediated intersections of media, culture, and education. In this piece, she explores how literacy…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Literacy, Teaching Experience, Educational Change
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Levitt, Alan; Denniston, Bob – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2014
This article describes and reflects upon efforts to generate greater support for media literacy and critical thinking within the strategies and programs of the Federal government in the early 1990s to about 2005 primarily among agencies with an interest in youth substance abuse prevention. Beginning with their personal reflections on discovering…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Substance Abuse, Prevention, Public Agencies
Mihailidis, Paul – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
The recent protests across the Middle East, generally referred to as the largest civic uprising enabled by social media platforms and mobile technologies, are actively reshaping how one thinks about citizenship, community, and participation in the 21st Century. Within these new spaces have emerged voices--largely those of everyday citizens--that…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Social Change
Hagood, Margaret – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
In 2005, the author and several colleagues were awarded a five-year grant to create the Center of Excellence for the Advancement of New Literacies in Middle Grades at the College of Charleston. From 2006-2011, they have worked collaboratively with over 200 middle school teachers in underperforming local schools to assist them in stimulating their…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Popular Culture, Mass Media Use, Multiple Literacies
Hobbs, Renee – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
This essay reviews the progress achieved in media literacy education over the past decade and emphasizes the importance of assessment, interdisciplinarity in furthering developing the field. The author says that it's nearly impossible to predict what may be possible for the future of the field over the next 10 years. In another publication, she…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Opportunities, Interdisciplinary Approach
Hardy, Samantha; Dhanissaro, Phra John Paramai; Thangsurbkul, Worakate – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
This paper describes a project called Peace Revolution [http://peacerevolution.net], which provides an opportunity for young people from around the world to learn and share positive messages and activities relating to peace. The Peace Revolution project aims to empower young people via a unique process related to youth development, helping young…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Peace, Global Education, Social Networks
Fry, Katherine G. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
An important challenge for media literacy education in the next decade will be to cultivate a commanding voice in the cultural conversation about new and emerging communication media. To really have a stake in the social, economic and educational developments that emerge around new digital media in the U.S. and globally, media literacy educators…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Science and Society, Futures (of Society), Technological Advancement
Rogow, Faith – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
NAMLE was founded (as the Alliance for a Media Literate America) 10 years ago with a mission "to expand and improve the practice of media literacy education in the United States." There have been many successes since then, and some disappointments. The expansion of media literacy education into schools has fallen into the latter…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Educational Practices, Educational Development, Performance Factors
Dezuanni, Michael Luigi; Miles, Prue – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
The 5th World Summit on Media for Children and Youth held in Karlstad, Sweden in June 2010 provided a unique media literacy experience for approximately thirty young people from diverse backgrounds through participation in the Global Youth Media Council. This article focuses on the Summit's aim to give young people a "voice" through…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Intercultural Programs