Tecnologie e ambienti di apprendimento: L’uso delle tecnologie del web 2.0 possono favorire l’inclusione degli studenti ospedalizzati. Anche dove non è presenta la scuola in ospedale. Una esperienza presentata al 2° convegno di Education 2.0.
In the United States, there has been increased momentum to include media literacy skills within state curriculum frameworks. Secondary English language arts textbooks now generally include the formal study of advertising, news, and some film and television genres. More than 40 states including Massachusetts, North Carolina, and New Mexico have identified media literacy skills within language arts, social studies, fine and performing arts, library information skills, or health education curricula. The State of Pennsylvania includes media literacy standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Health, Safety and Physical Education, and the Arts and Humanities.
In this article, we offer our reflections on the opportunities and challenges faced by media literacy educators as we build our global community network, develop a shared theoretical framework that transcends culture and nationality, and return to consider foundational questions about the relationship between power and agency as new visions of digital literacy emerge as educators and creative media professionals explore the new capacities and limitations of the Internet and social media.
According to the Romain Goday, there are five distinct approaches to content curation. They are:
1. The Expert Approach: Curators A way to obtain relevant information with a reduced level of effort is to rely on experts.
2. The Crowd Approach: Popularity Most content curation tools use a series of algorithms to determine which content is popular and make it more visible to users.
3. The User Behavior Approach: Personalization Content personalization involves using technology to accommodate the different information needs between individuals. It surfaces content that is assumed to be more relevant for a specific user.
4. The Relationships Approach: Social Graph
The social graph is an increasingly used approach to curate information.
5. The Patterns Approach: Emergence This approach consists of representing the emergence of content over the Web.
And for each one it provides an in-depth description, pros and cons as well as example of real tools utilizing that approach.
He concludes with a simple but insightful point:
"Most of those approaches are combined by content curation tools in an attempt to increase information relevance for the users.
Tools cannot effectively understand the context of the user.
So the challenge is to reduce the noise without filtering information that could be valuable for the user.
As future educators, we have been charged with the responsibility to educate ourselves and our students about critical aspects of critical media literacy. The reality of our world is that the traditional “protectionist” approach to media, which advocates an “attempt to ‘inoculate’ young people against the effects of media addiction and manipulation by cultivating a taste for book literacy, high culture, and the values of truth and beauty, and by denigrating all forms of media and computer”  is admirable in some ways (but may be drawn from an elitist perspective), but does not seem realistic in light of the volume, availability, and speed of media today.
The media literacy is very important to the migrant workers'school-aged migrant children who experience socialization and urbanization at the same period. This research keeps close watch on the media literacy, by focusing on its two phases.