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Research & Scholarship
Some of the publications of Renee Hobbs and members of the Media Education Lab team
Measuring the implementation of media literacy statewide: a validation study
“A most mischievous word”: Neil Postman’s approach to propaganda education
Transgression as Creative Freedom and Creative Control in the Media Production Classroom
Design Features of a Professional Development Program in Digital Literacy
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,
The Use of Social Media and Popular Culture to Advance Cross-Cultural Understanding
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
Lessons in copyright activism: K-12 education and the DMCA 1201 exemption rulemaking process.
Teaching About Propaganda: An Examination of the Historical Roots of Media Literacy
The past, present and future of media literacy education
Teaching Truth, Lies, and Accuracy in the Digital Age
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 Creativity of Imitation in Remake Videos
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.
Digital Authorship: Issues and Implications for Educators
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.
Civic media as a cultural dialogue: Arab and Jewish teachers & documentary filmmaking in Israel
Resistance and Learning in Media & Gender Literacy Classes
Teacher Motivations for Digital and Media Literacy: An Examination of Turkish Educators
When teens create the news: Examining the impact of PBS News Hour Student Reporting Labs
Field-Based Teacher Education in Elementary Media Literacy as a Means to Promote Global Understanding
Does Media Literacy Work? An Empirical Study of Learning How to Analyze Advertisements
Research shows how high school students strengthen literacy competencies by critically reading print ads
A Review of School-based Initiatives in Media Literacy
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 media production hive: Using media education for differentiated instruction.
Experience, immersion and critical distance in VR/AR in education
School librarians as stakeholders in the children and media community: A dialogue
An online inquiry tool to support the exploration of controversial issues on the Internet
Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age
Propaganda is inescapable. It’s everywhere. Students need to analyze, resist, critique―and create.More..
The Seven Great Debates in the Media Literacy Movement
Measuring the Digital and Media Literacy Competencies of Children and Teens
This paper reviews the various methodological approaches used to measure the digital and media literacy competencies of learners.More..
Capitalists, consumers and communicators: How schools approach civic education
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..
Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action
How to bring digital and media literacy education into formal and informal settings through a community education movementMore..
Postman’s legacy in a ‘post-truth’ landscape of algorithmic propaganda
The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic.
Media Literacy in Rhode Island
New report gives letter grades to school districts across the stateMore..
Media Literacy in Action
This new textbook by Renee Hobbs includes a companion website: www.mlaction.comMore..