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Media Literacy in Higher Education

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, December 20, 2021

TIME: 12:00 PM ET / 9 AM PT

LOCATION. Online. Click here to register


1. What did you notice about changes in your students' media literacy competencies this semester? 

2. What is one assignment that you will omit or revise when you teach again in 2022?

3. What's a topic that you hope to explore more in 2022? 

4. What questions are emerging for you about media literacy education in higher education contexts? 


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

Monday, Jan 17, 2022 12:00 PM

Monday, Feb 21, 2022 12:00 PM