Leaders have a clear vision for how digital literacy advances learning. They inspire others by modeling the way and challenging the process. Leaders in digital literacy enable others to act and encourage the heart.

Students' rights to free expression and media literacy in K-12 are on the agenda at the Providence RI State House. 


PROVIDENCE, RI -- In an attempt to continue to showcase new leaders who are advancing digital literacy locally, nationally and internationally, the Media Education Lab announces the opening of a competition for the 2016 Leadership in Digital Literacy Awards.The award will be presented to two individuals who demonstrate exemplary evidence of leadership in

Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative provides a wide-ranging look at the origins, concepts, theories, and practices of the field. This unique, exciting collection of essays by a range of distinguished scholars and practitioners offers insights into the scholars and thinkers who fertilized the minds of those who helped shape the theory and practice of digital and media literacy education.

Chris Lehmann is Confirmed as Keynote Speaker for the 4th Annual Summer Institute in Digital Literacy

Three new PhDs granted in 2015 add luster to an illustrious group of scholars mentored by Renee Hobbs

The results are in - the Librarian of Congress has issued new rules that permit educators to "rip" videos for some educational purposes. Learn more about the new rules here! 

The Labsters are thrilled to be celebrating MEDIA LITERACY WEEK along with hundreds of other educators, researchers, youth media professionals and librarians.

 Join us for this fully-online graduate course offered Spring 2016 by Professor Renee Hobbs

We are so proud of the first eight educators to complete the URI Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy!