An Assessment of Media Literacy Competency and Integration into an Educational Technology Course

ID: 52195 Type: Roundtable
  1. Diana Williams and Joanna Grymes, Arkansas State University, United States

Tuesday, March 27 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Location: Edison Ballroom D View on map

Presider: Laurie Sharp, West Texas A&M University, United States

Abstract: Media literacy and media literacy education are rising forces in both media and education Proponents of media literacy suggest that media literacy now encompasses traditional literacy skills focusing on reading and writing; that to be successful in today’s media saturated world, one must be literate with traditional literacy sources as well as digital media (including television, social media platforms, and other technologies) Media literacy requires individuals to access, analyze, evaluate and create media Presenters will use a questionnaire (modeled after a questionnaire used in a NAMLE publication) to measure and helping see if there are connections to the content of an educational technology course to the media literacy skills involved in the topic The results of the initial “pre-test” and implementation to the point of the roundtable (half way through the semester) will be shared The roundtable discussion will focus on how to connect media literacy outcomes in education technology coursework and the appropriateness of such connections

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