A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
Research & Scholarship
Some of the publications of Renee Hobbs and members of the Media Education Lab team
To advance the digital literacy competencies of educators, create opportunities for them to reflect on their motivations for using digital media, make collaborative inquiry a substantive component of the hands- on learning experience, and create opportunities to put teachers and learners (not mac
Using Virtual Exchange to Advance Media Literacy Competencies through Analysis of Contemporary Propaganda,
his paper offers a case study of a collaboration between teachers in the US and Turkey, where 7 th grade students interacted with each other via online social media as a means to promote cultural understanding.
Everyone Learns From Everyone: Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Professional Development in Digital Literacy
This pedagogy article describes a semester-long undergraduate course designed to deconstruct information disorder in the post-truth era by looking at economics, ideology, and power relations.
The production of remake videos may enhance media literacy competencies by offering a means for young media makers to develop creative skills through strategic imitation.
In this essay, the term digital authorship in examined in relation to literacy learning. We reflect on two critical issues that are sometimes overlooked features of digital literacy in relation to the pedagogical practices of digital authorship.
Field-Based Teacher Education in Elementary Media Literacy as a Means to Promote Global Understanding
Research shows how high school students strengthen literacy competencies by critically reading print ads
K-12 classroom or when they involve students in creating media productions using video
cameras or computers, they may aim to motivate students’interest in the subject, build communication
The Curriculum Materials Library as a Hub of Resources, Literacy Practices, and Collaboration: Expanding the Role of the Library
Propaganda is inescapable. It’s everywhere. Students need to analyze, resist, critique―and create.More..
This paper reviews the various methodological approaches used to measure the digital and media literacy competencies of learners.More..
In this chapter, I examine the positioning of young people in relation to three forms of civic agency: as capitalists, as consumers of news and information, and as communicators with stories to tell.More..
This commentary considers the rise of algorithmic personalization and the power of propaganda as it is shifting our understanding of the landscape of 21st-century literacy research and practice.More..