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The need to set out the conceptualization of media competence leads to a broader perspective in which there is a convergence of factors linked to the digital and audiovisual competences, both of which constitute the reference framework for...
O texto aborda os usos das noções de “media” e de “literacy” a partir da Aula Inaugural sobre o tema Beyond and after Media Literacy: media competence building civil society, proferida por Thomas Bauer (Universidade de Viena) na PósGraduação da Faculdade Cásper Libero em 23 de fevereiro de 2012. Considera que viver em uma sociedade midiática demanda o domínio de competências para a participação e o reconhecimento do modus operandi do espaço social no qual as mediações simbólicas acontecem na e a partir da comunicação.
"The European Media Literacy Education Study (EMEDUS) has launched a new website which brings together different contents related to media literacy, likespecialized databases, events, videos, etc., and the earliest results achieved by the project.
This new tool gathers all the information recorded during the research in order to develop itself into a center for information and exchange of knowledge with the aim of becoming a point of reference in Europe in the field of media literacy.
Compared to the previous blog, this new website includes reports that perform a comparative analysis of media education in national curricula of the 27 countries of the European Union (EU), divided into Formal Education, Informal Education and Media Inclusion.
The website also contains three large databases concerning Experts, Organizations and Publications related with media literacy, which are spread on maps to facilitate their geographic location and access to data."
5 major benefits of media literacy as it relates to the Common Core State Standards
Thoughtful media consumption becomes a stimulus for better student comprehension.Differentiated learning models are available for all students.Easily accessible and free technologies can improve or enhance curriculum.Innovative media creation leads to increased student engagement and a real-world experience.Improved overall literacy is achieved through research, digital reading, interdisciplinary writing and personal written reflection.
Via Deb Gardner
"Whether or not you believe the Miss Universe flub by Steve Harvey was hilarious or tragic (twitter certainly believes the former), one thing is for sure, a much better design could’ve saved a lot of heartache."
"This article presents the analysis and classification of different studies carried out to measure the media literacy skills of citizens. The text is presented in three parts. The first part presents the main theoretical categories of the analysis that define the concept of media literacy and the major frameworks designed for the study of media competences. In the second part, the article examines a group of studies that propose different frameworks that assess media literacy competences. The analyzed studies are classified according to their assessment trends and methodology. Finally, the text identifies media competences that receive higher attention in the studies and the main gaps according to the perspectives pointed out in the explored frameworks.(...)"
Commissioned by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS), in collaboration with DG CONNECT, Telecentre-Europe and the University of Washington are conducting the MIREIA online survey (see underneath) to provide a ‘map’ of telecentres, libraries and other eInclusion actors that operate in the EU.
The survey is part of the larger research project MIREIA (Measuring the Impact of eInclusion Actors on Digital Literacy, Skills and Inclusion goals of the Digital Agenda for Europe) which aims at better understanding the role of eInclusion intermediary actors and wants to create adequate instruments to facilitate the demonstration of their outcomes and their contribution to the achievement of European eInclusion policy goals.
"The [London Public] library is hosting a number of events during Media Literacy Week, including the Computers for Older Adults program, Privacy Matters, which was offered on Wednesday (Nov. 7) at the East London Branch of the library. Media literacy staff and the library’s volunteer technology tutors, joined together to assist participants in getting an introduction to not only issues related to getting started on the Internet, but how to be safe aftewards."
-Sean Meyer @Newswriter22 (London Community News). Spotted by London Public Library @londonpubliclibrary
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