Saturday, July 23, 2005

Weblogs: New definition of media literacy

(via foe romeo)

"I really like this definition of media literacy, as noted by The Shifted Librarian during Henry Jenkins' Pop Culture and Learning talk at the Games, Learning and Society Conference:

* the ability to critically assess information gathered from multiple sources
* the ability to appreciate works from many different aesthetic traditions (give them vocabularies for what they?re already consuming)
* an understanding of the contexts within which media are produced, distributed, and consumed
* the ability to express your ideas through a range of media (which kids already do)
* the ability to assess which media is most appropriate for a given purpose (cell phones vs. text messaging vs. camcorders, etc.)
* the ability to meaningfully participate in collective intelligence community
* the ability to think in multimodal terms (multiple levels of interpretation; the videos of Tokyo Park show more than just sound, audio, or text would)
* an ethical framework for thinking about our freedoms and responsibilities as communicators"


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