Thursday, March 20, 2008

Latest Issue of Journal of Media Literacy

What are the new conceptual tools for understanding the revolutionary changes occurring in the 21st Century?

Find out in
The New Literacy Renaissance:
Media Convergence and the Collective Community

Volume 54, Nos. 2&3 Winter 2007

Guest Editor, Dr. Martin Rayala looks at media literacy in the post-human universe, how new tools of technology allow people to leap into imaginary, virtual worlds of their own making, holding the potential and the power to transform the real world. In this issue, Rayala has pulled together some of today’s most advanced thinkers who can help us work through this new virtual world.

• Henry Jenkins and Alice Robison demonstrate how MIT’s New Media Literacy Project responds to today’s teen participatory culture.

• Eric Zimmerman, co-founder and Chief Design Officer of GameLab, proposes that game design is a paradigm for understanding the skills and competencies of what it means to be literate in the coming century.

• Aufderheide, Jaszi, and Hobbs are developing a model for fair use and intellectual property rights to clarify the role of media literacy educators in this new participatory culture.

• Rafi Santos, of Global Kids, shares best practices on how to use virtual environments like Second Life in educational settings and prepare students for a media saturated world.

• Also in this issue: articles on the world of fandom by Cynthia Walker, place-based augmented reality games in the classroom by Jim Mathews, media literacy in the digital age by Julie Frechette, an interview with Games, Learning & Society Conference Chair, Constance Steinkuehler, a review of Idit Harel Caperton and Worldwide Workshop Foundation’s new Globaloria program, and book reviews by Frank Baker and Barry Duncan.

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