How do viewers make sense of the different kinds of realism in the images we see in films and television?
Research and 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
Research with a sample of 400 American high school students explores the relationship between participation in a media literacy program, academic ability, frequency of Internet use, information-gathering motives, news and advertising analysis skills, and the intention toward civic engagement.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..