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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