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Threadgill, Elizabeth J.; Price, Larry R. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2019
This article focuses on media literacy education for college students. First, we conducted psychometric analyses to verify the properties of the "Critical Evaluation and Analysis of Media (CEAM)" scale. CEAM measures college students' self-reported practices for critically evaluating and analyzing the credibility, audience, and technical…
Descriptors: College Students, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Media Literacy
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Bergstrom, Andrea M.; Flynn, Mark; Craig, Clay – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2018
While many studies have addressed the impact of media literacy interventions on knowledge of specific topic areas, fewer have explored improvements in media literacy skills as outcome measures. This study analyzed the impact of a media literacy intervention on participants' critical thinking skills and understanding of media literacy principles by…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, College Instruction, Critical Literacy, Intervention
Ashley, Seth; Maksl, Adam; Craft, Stephanie – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
Scholars and educators have long hoped that media education is positively related to pro-social goals such as political and civic engagement. With a focus on measuring news media literacy with emphasis on media knowledge, need for cognition and media locus of control, this study surveyed 537 college students and found positive relationships…
Descriptors: News Media, Media Literacy, Political Attitudes, College Students
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Melki, Jad P. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
The role of new media in the Arab uprisings and the news of widespread surveillance of digital and mobile media have triggered a renewed interest in Arab audiences research, particularly as it pertains to these audiences' critical abilities and digital media literacy competencies. Taken for granted have been Arab youth's widespread use of social…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Arabs, Audiences
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Todorova, Miglena S. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
In a culture dominated by images, what is the capacity of radio-making to enact the ideals and meet the objectives of critical medial literacy education that empowers learners and expands democracy? This article conceptualizes a radio-based critical media literacy approach drawing upon a course project called "Borderless Radio," where…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Schmidt, Hans C. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Crowded curriculums and restrictive program requirements often mean that comprehensive media literacy education is impractical at the university level, and that media literacy competencies can be addressed only in the form of narrowly focused lessons integrated into existing classes. This study considers the extent to which such limited lessons…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Media Literacy, College Students, Competency Based Education
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Chung, Mun-Young; Kim, Hyang-Sook – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Despite potential benefits of podcasts for college education, little research has examined students' psychological drives for using podcasts. To explore the relationship between the use of podcasts and college students' appreciation of them, this study investigated students' motivations, attitudes and behaviors with regard to podcasts use…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment
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Moody-Ramirez, Mia; Scott, Lakia M. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Using a feminist lens and a constructivist approach as the theoretical framework, we used rap lyrics and videos to help college students explore mass media's representation of the "independent" Black woman and the concept of "independence" in general. Students must be able to formulate their own concept of independence to…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Urban Culture, Poetry
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Naiditch, Fernando – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2013
This article describes a classroom project developed in a course on diversity education that required pre-service teachers to use media literacy as a way to cross cultural borders and reach out to an online partner to exchange information and learn about different ways of relating to the world and interpreting cultural phenomena. Students kept a…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, English (Second Language), Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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DaCosta, Kneia Octavia – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
School program evaluation researchers face a set of overlapping questions concerning our roles in the field: For the sake of "the data" and in quest of "the truth," am I a shrewd researcher before all else? For the sake of community-building and establishing respectful, reciprocal relationships with my school partners, am I first a gracious school…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Media Literacy, Occupational Information, School Community Relationship
Hubbard, Glenn T. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
Author uses his experience leading a project-oriented special-topics course as a case study in constructivist teaching methods. Citing relevant literature from the education field, this paper considers why students chosen to work for course credit on a promotional video for a university program considered the project their greatest academic…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, College Students, Constructivism (Learning)
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Ashley, Seth; Lyden, Grace; Fasbinder, Devon – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
Critical media literacy demands understanding of the deeper meanings of media messages. Using a grounded theory approach, this study analyzed responses by first-year college students with no formal media literacy education to three types of video messages: an advertisement, a public relations message and a news report. Students did not exhibit…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Media Literacy, Video Technology, Grounded Theory
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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