A combination of "tool competence" and cognitive skills are needed.
Katie Donnelly is a Senior Research Associate at the Media Education Lab. She is currently developing a high school curriculum for Drug Free Pennsylvania's media literacy initiative and providing consulting services for media and information literacy at Saint Marks School in San Rafael, California. She led the grantwriting team for the IMLS proposal on Media Smart Libraries. She served as project manager for the PBS Stuent Reporting Labs evaluation. Katie formerly served as Associate Research Director at American University’s Center for Social Media, where she researched the Future of Public Media, and as Research Associate at Temple University’s Media Education Lab, where she worked on several media literacy initiatives, including the development of the Code of Best Practices in Copyright and Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. Katie holds an MA in Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media from Temple University and a BA in Women’s Studies from the State University of New York at Purchase. Learn more about Katie's digital and media literacy work at www.katiedonnelly.net.