Media Literacy: New Agendas in Communication

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-11-11
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This volume explores how educators can leverage student proficiency with new literacies for learning in formal and informal educational environments. It also investigates critical literacy practices that can best respond to the proliferation of new media in society. What sorts of media education are needed to deal with the rapid influx of intellectual and communication resources and how are media professionals, educational theorists, and literacy scholars helping youth understand the possibilities inherent in such an era? Offering contributions from scholars on the forefront of media literacy scholarhip, this volume provides valuable insights into the issues of literacy and the new forms of digital communication now being utilized in schools. It is required reading for media literacy scholars and students in communication, education, and media.

Author Biography

Kathleen Tyner is an assistant professor in the Department of Radio, Television and Film at The University of Texas at Austin. She is author, editor, producer, and co-editor of numerous books, articles, documentaries, and curricular materials related to literacy and new media, including Literacy in a Digital World: Teaching and Learning in the age of Information, A Closer Look: Youth Media, and the award-winning Scanning Television II. Professor Tyner conducts research and evaluation projects internationally about the uses of digital media for analysis and production in formal and informal learning environments.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. viii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Introduction: New agendas for Media Literacyp. 1
Literacy in Action: Media Literacy in Community-Based Settingp. 9
Young People, New Media, and Participatory design: A Study of Cybermohalla from Indiap. 11
Digital Pathways to Learning Through Collaborative Media Produtionp. 28
Views from the K-12 Classroom: Media Literacy in Formal Educationp. 51
Voices from the Trenches: Elementary School Teachers Speak about Implementing Media Literacyp. 53
Thinking Inside the Classroom: Notes from the Fieldp. 76
the Next Generation: Media Literacy in Higher Educationp. 99
Composing and Reflecting: Integrating Digital Video in Teacher Educationp. 101
"Truthiness" and Trust: News Media Literacy strategies in the Digital Agep. 124
A Safety Net? Using New Technologies to Engage Education Students in Controversial Topicsp. 127
Beyond the Classroom: Media Literacy in Virtual environmentsp. 173
Media Literacy 2.0: Unique Characteristics of Video Gamesp. 175
New Media Literacies By Design: The game Schoolp. 192
Augmented Reality Gaming and Game Design as a New Literacy Practicep. 209
Indexp. 233
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