Media Education Lab Featured on New Federal Government Website on Digital Literacy

Resources from the Media Education Lab are featured in a new website (www.digitalliteracy.govthat provides libraries, community colleges, schools and workforce training centers a variety of resources and tools for teaching computer and Internet skills, which are increasingly necessary for success in today’s economy. 

In partnership with nine federal agencies, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), created to provide librarians, teachers, workforce trainers, and others a central location to share digital literacy content and best practices. These trusted groups can, in turn, better reach out to their communities in providing them the skills today’s employers need. NTIA is also partnering with the American Library Association and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to promote the use of the portal by the nation’s more than 16,600 public libraries where, in 2009, over 30 million job-seekers used computers to search and apply for jobs.

The Media Education Lab has created a number of educational resources that support the development of people's digital and media literacy skills. Some resources featured on the federal government website include our online games (My Pop Studio), teaching materials about copyright and fair use (Copyright Clarity), and approaches to build skills with young learners (Powerful Voices for Kids).