Beyond access: Boosting digital media literacy skills
| Nov 16, 2010
In new white paper titled Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action, Renee Hobbs, founder of Temple University’s Media Education Lab, gives policymakers and education leaders a detailed plan to boost media literacy skills in their communities. While policymakers work to equip more households with broadband access, it is widely believed that it’s not enough for people to access information online; they also have to know how to use and analyze the information. Hobbs offers 10 recommendations in her report for better media literacy skills.
"Existing paradigms in technology education must be shifted towards a focus on critical thinking and communication skills and away from ‘gee-whiz’ gaping over new technology tools,” Hobbs said. Read the article by Meris Stansbury at eSchool News online. Access the full report at this Knight Commission webpage.