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Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

The Media Education Lab includes members who are affiliated 

with several universities and colleges in the United States. 

Students with interests in collaborating with the Media Education Lab can engage with Renee and Yonty directly, from anywhere in the world. You may also choose to enroll in academic programs at:

Columbia College Chicago

Professor Yonty Friesem teaches in the MA in Media for Social Impact (Online program)

University of Rhode Island

Professor Renee Hobbs is accepting students for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy, the PhD Program in Education and the M.A. in Communication Studies.    

Central Michigan University

Professor Troy Hicks is accepting students for the Ed.D. in Educational Technology (online program). 

SPRING 2024 

Enroll in Digital Authorship at URI

Discover the power of create-to-learn instructional practices in media literacy education. Explore topics including AI in education, copyright and fair use, bias and representation, digital storytelling, and the social responsibilities of influencers and other media creators and consumers. In this course, you’ll also increase your confidence in creating media for self-expression and learning.  

Are you preparing to be a leader in digital and media literacy? Renee Hobbs is teaching Seminar in Digital Authorship (EDC 534), a fully-online graduate course beginning January 22.

This course is open to all and you do not need to matriculate into the URI grad program in advance of enrolling in this course. The course is a required course for the 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy.  

Graduate students from across the country are welcome to enroll in this course for 3 credits, which may be transferable as an elective for another degree program.


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