International Media Literacy

Media literacy education can promote global cultural understanding by increasing intellectual curiosity and recognizing and resisting stereotypes.  The Media Education Lab developed a collaborative project with the Roberts Elementary School in order to better understand how media literacy can improve cultural understanding of people in the Middle East and through the Arab world.

Teaching Resources

Support reflection on why digital and media literacy matters for learning and teaching

Now it's easier than ever to engage students and support learning through creating videos, animations, infographics and more 

Explore the crowdsourced gallery of over 2,500 examples from around the world

Help students learn to ask questions about what they read, see, watch and listen to.

Books for young learners: It's never to early to be smart about media!

Understand how copyright and fair use supports digital learning

Guided inquiry & viewing of Adam Ruins the Internet helps learners judge the pros and cons of digital life and reflect on the role of media regulation.

Research and Scholarship

Tuzel, S. & Hobbs, R 2017 Communicar The Use of Social Media and Popular Culture to Advance Cross-Cultural Understanding Journal 1 public://Screenshot 2019-03-29 21.19.20.png

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.

Renee Hobbs 2017 International Handbook of Media Literacy Education Approaches to teacher professional development in digital media literacy education Journal 1 public://handbook.png /pub/approaches-teacher-professional-development-digital-media-literacy-education
Renee Hobbs & Julie Coiro 2016 May Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy Everyone Learns From Everyone: Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Professional Development in Digital Literacy Journal 1 public://Screenshot 2019-03-29 21.46.03.png /pub/everyone-learns-everyone-collaborative-and-interdisciplinary-professional-development-digital-li
Renee Hobbs 2011 March Knowledge Quest Empowering learners with digital and media literacy. Journal 1 public://Screenshot 2019-03-29 21.33.23.png /pub/empowering-learners-digital-and-media-literacy
Jiwon Yoon 2008 Asian Cinema # South Korean Scholars Studying North Korean Movies Journal 1 public://Screenshot 2019-03-29 12.04.51.png /pub/south-korean-scholars-studying-north-korean-movies
Renee Hobbs and Lourdes Smith 2018 Primer: Massachusetts Reading Association Digital Authorship: Issues and Implications for Educators Journal 0

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.

Renee Hobbs 2017 Educational Leadership # Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World Journal 0 /pub/teaching-and-learning-post-truth-world
Renee Hobbs, Nuala Cabral, Aggie Ebrahimi, Jiwon Yoon & Rawia Al-Humaidan 2011 June Action in Teacher Education Field-Based Teacher Education in Elementary Media Literacy as a Means to Promote Global Understanding Journal 0 /pub/field-based-teacher-education-elementary-media-literacy-means-promote-global-understanding
Renee Hobbs 2011 February Les Dossiers de 'Audiovisuel (France) # Visual literacy, media literacy and the rise of digital culture Journal 0 /pub/visual-literacy-media-literacy-and-rise-digital-culture
Hobbs, R. 2016 July Ed Tech Mindset Experience, immersion and critical distance in VR/AR in education Journal /pub/experience-immersion-and-critical-distance-vrar-education
Tiede, J., Grafe, S. & Hobbs, R. 2015 August Peabody Journal of Education 90 Pedagogical Media Competencies of Preservice Teachers in Germany and the United States: Comparative Analysis of Theory/Practice Journal /pub/pedagogical-media-competencies-preservice-teachers-germany-and-united-states-comparative-analysi
Hobbs, R. He, H. & RobbGrieco, M. 2014 November TESOL Journal Seeing, Believing and Learning to be Skeptical: Supporting Language Learning Through Advertising Analysis Activities Journal This study documents how a high school ESL teacher working with new immigrants ages 14–20 supported the development of their critical thinking and English language skills by using advertising analysis activities. The article examines the use of /pub/language-learning-advertising-analysis
Hobbs, R. 2011 September Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media The State of Media Literacy: A Response to Potter Journal /pub/state-media-literacy-response-potter
Hobbs, R., Yoon, J. & Al-Humaidan, R. Ebrahimi, A., Cabral, N., 2011 August Journal of Middle East Media # Online Digital Media in Elementary School Journal /pub/online-digital-media-elementary-school
Cappello, G., Felini, D. & Hobbs, R. 2011 December Journal of Media Literacy Education Reflections on Global Development in Media Literacy Education: Bridging Theory and Practice Journal /pub/reflections-global-development-media-literacy-education-bridging-theory-and-practice
Hobbs. R. 2010 September Formare # Empowerment and protection: Complementary strategies for digital and media literacy education in the United States. Journal /pub/empowerment-and-protection-complementary-strategies-digital-and-media-literacy-education-united-
Culver, S., Hobbs, R. and Jensen, A. 2010 January International Media Literacy Research Forum # Media Literacy in the United States Journal /pub/media-literacy-united-states
Hobbs, R 2009 Merz # Medienpädagogik in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. (trans: Media Literacy Education in the United States) Journal /pub/medienp%C3%A4dagogik-den-vereinigten-staaten-von-amerika-trans-media-literacy-education-united-states
Renee Hobbs 2008 International Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents and the Media # Media Literacy Entry in Encyclopedia Journal /pub/media-literacy-entry-encyclopedia
Hobbs, R., Stauffer, J., Frost, R. & Davis, A. 1988 January Journal of Communication How First Time Viewers Comprehend Editing Journal /pub/how-first-time-viewers-comprehend-editing