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Media Literacy in Higher Ed

We discuss the rise of media literacy in higher education and how we focus on the blurring of entertainment, information, and persuasion that is reshaping work, life, and citizenship. How do we best better prepare college students to be responsible communicators who can use a variety of formats and genres for self-expression and advocacy? Teaching media literacy at the college level forces educators to make choices. Do you focus on the rise of news partisanship, algorithmic personalization and social media, stereotypes and media addiction, advertising and media economics, or media influence on personal and social identity?

Join us for small-group conversation with colleagues from around the world and discuss how to design memorable and transformative learning experiences that build the habits of mind needed to navigate an increasingly complex media environment.

DATE: Monday, November 15, 2021

TIME: 12:00 PM ET / 9 AM PT

LOCATION. Online. Click here to register



1. Who are your students? What are you noticing about how they are encountering media literacy in your class?  

2. What is one assignment or activity that students like most? What's one assignment that they sometimes dislike or struggle with?

3. What's a recent video/other resource that you used to support your students' learning? Why do you like it? 

4. What advice or recommendations can you offer to new faculty who are just beginning to teach media literacy?  


Media Literacy in Higher Education is a Discussion Series Mark Your Calendar for UPCOMING DISCUSSION DATES! 

Monday, Dec 20, 2021 12:00 PM

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