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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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Schilder, Evelien; Lockee, Barbara; Saxon, D. Patrick – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
In the media literacy literature, the challenges associated with assessment have, to a great extent, been ignored. The purpose of this mixed methods study was therefore to explore the views of media literacy scholars and professionals on assessment challenges through qualitative interviews (n = 10) with the intent of using this information to…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mixed Methods Research, Literacy
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Carioli, Stefania; Peru, Andrea – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
Despite its unquestionable interest from a theoretical and practical point of view, so far there has been little research on online reading and there is a lack of attention paid to this topic in most European educational institutions. In particular, primary and secondary school teachers are not adequately trained on how and when to intervene to…
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries
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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
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Hallaq, Tom – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2016
While new technology continues to develop and become increasingly affordable, and students have increased access to digital media, one might wonder if requiring such technology in the classroom is akin to throwing the car keys to a teenager who has not completed a driver's education course. The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Literacy Education
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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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Jocius, Robin – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2013
This qualitative study explores how adolescent high school students in an AP English class used multiple forms of media (the internet, digital video, slide show software, video editing tools, literary texts, and writing) to respond to and analyze a contemporary novel, "The Kite Runner". Using a multimodal analysis framework, the author explores…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Writing (Composition), Video Technology, Literary Devices
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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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Jacobs, Gloria E. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
In this article, the author draws on a semester long freshmen learning community in which multimodal texts were used as primary texts along with traditional texts to support students' academic literacy skills. Analysis shows that a multimodal text created by students contain elements of academic literacies and qualities of multimodal texts. An…
Descriptors: Literacy, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Academic Discourse
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Gibbons, Damiana – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2012
This critical, theoretical paper conceptualizes what determines an ethics for youth media production. Through discussions of media literacy, identity, and multimodality, I attempt to shift the question away from "What are the ethical ways in which youth use media?" toward the question "What are the ethics we have created as media literacy…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Ethics, Literacy, Youth
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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
Brabazon, Tara – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
Using "The Matrix" film series as an inspiration, aspiration and model, this article integrates horizontal and vertical models of literacy. My goal is to create a new matrix for media literacy, aligning the best of analogue depth models for meaning making with the rapid scrolling, clicking and moving through the read-write web. To…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Films, Models, Vertical Organization