Wednesday, December 23, 2009

How Media Literacy Will Transform Education

The new issue of The Journal of Media Literacy explores "School 2.0: Transforming 21st Century Education Through New Media Literacies". How will schools need to change to keep up with the growth of new media? We now have Web 2.0 - what will School 2.0 look like?

The cover (left) features Ken Burns, recognizing the release of his PBS series, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea." With today's technology, students have the ability to produce and distribute their own videos worldwide. Like Ken Burns, their productions will have a point of view, no matter how benign. Media literacy enables viewers to be more aware and responsible in their use of media.

The National Telemedia Council has published The Journal of Media Literacy continuously since 1953. Back then, the "media" included radio and the introduction of television. Today it includes personal mobile devices that enable worldwide personal text, voice, photo and video communication from wherever you are.

Marieli Rowe is the Executive Director of the National Telemedia Council. Karen Ambrosh is the President, and this issue was guest edited by Dr. Martin Rayala.

To order a copy email or order online at
Click on the heading above to go to the National Telemedia Council website.

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