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Media Literacy, Artificial Intelligence, and American Values

Media Literacy, Artificial Intelligence, and American Values

¬†SAN ANGELO, Texas ‚ÄĒ Dr. Renee Hobbs, professor of communication studies at the University of Rhode Island, ¬†will be the featured speaker for the 2024‚Ķ

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Postcolonial Media Studies

Postcolonial Media Studies

In this 8th and final webinar, we discuss ‚ÄėPostcolonial Media Studies: Possibilities, Challenges and Limits of an Emerging Discipline‚Äô. Speakers Radhika Parameswaran‚Äôs and Sangeet Kumar‚Äôs talk will explore how the emerging sub-discipline of postcolonial media studies can illuminate different aspects of our discipline. We will explore the possibilities and limits of postcolonial theoretical‚Ķ

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The AI Challenge: Tool Or Tyrant?

The AI Challenge: Tool Or Tyrant?

Read here about our full webinar series on AI in the Classroom In this webinar, we will discuss how Artificial Intelligence (AI), and especially generative AI (ChatGPT, Dall-E, etc.) is catalyzing a vast transformation of our society. We are seeing the first few effects, such as computer programmers who are twice as…

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MediaEd Forum

MediaEd Forum

Join us for the 17th MediaEd Forum!We've changed the name of the Northeast Media Literacy Conference (now in its 17th year) to reflect the growing global diversity of our online knowledge community!Conference Theme: Confronting the ChallengesFriday & Saturday, January 12-13, 2024 ONLINE VIA ZOOM…

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Media Literacy Matters

Media Literacy Matters

Renee Hobbs is thrilled to be a featured presenter at the European Digital and Media Literacy Conference in Brussels, which puts the many faces of digital and media literacy in the European spotlight during the Belgian EU presidency. February 27 - March 1, 2024Brussels, BelgiumThe conference is focused on showcasing and exchanging initiatives, tools, projects and practices that can be integrated…

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Autism & Hate: Media literacy and neurodivergence

Autism & Hate: Media literacy and neurodivergence

In the UK over 50% of all teenagers at risk of terroristic activity are diagnosed autistic, the rise of the far-right and anti-immigrant sentiment post Brexit have grown considerably, this has combined with the fame of Andrew Tate and the Manosphere. I’d like to talk about how neurodivergent people are susceptible to this kind of messaging and how media literacy can be used as a tool to curb this…

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The Gaza-Israel War in the Media

The Gaza-Israel War in the Media

While we might not be able to solve the violent conflict in the Middle East, we as media educators need to share our practice and be there for our learners. By connecting with our community of learners, asking critical questions, sharing needs and emotions as a group, challenging media representations, and fighting the spread of biases and prejudices, we can better understand, reflect, and…

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Media Club: Pick a Side. Pick a Side. Now.

Media Club: Pick a Side. Pick a Side. Now.

In the December meeting of the Media Club, Renee Hobbs will model a lesson from the New York Times Learning Network in a viewing and discussion of "Pick a Side. Pick a Side. Now,"  a four-minute Opinion video that explores the role of social media in the current…

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Connectivity & Digital Disruption: The Digital Divide

Connectivity & Digital Disruption: The Digital Divide

Read here about our full webinar series on Inequalities and Media EducationIn this fourth webinar, we will explore the concepts of digital divides from both U.S. domestic and global digital divides. Susan Wiesinger and Ralph Beliveau discuss their new book, Digital Literacy: A Primer on Media, Identity,…

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Gaming Stories From Our Classrooms: Perspectives on Critical Practices

Gaming Stories From Our Classrooms: Perspectives on Critical Practices

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION ‚ÄúGaming Stories From Our Classrooms: Perspectives on Critical Practices‚ÄĚ focuses on educator storytelling around game implementation in school spaces. A panel of teachers with a variety of experiences, from novice to expert (noobs to pro), join researchers from the Literacy Research Association's Critical Gaming Literacies Study Group for this one hour event. Panelists‚Ķ

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The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic.

The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic.

Our team from the Media Education Lab is proud to announce the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Media Education Futures Post-Pandemic. This handbook showcases how educators and practitioners around the world adapted their routine media…

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Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative

Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative

Explore the multidisciplinary nature of media literacy education It's been said that the lack of scholarship about the history of media literacy has been a source of some of the conflicts and debates among scholars and practitioners. Media literacy stands at the intersection of the fields of media studies and education, and these scholars have divergent perspectives on the past, present and…

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Deconstructing Disney

Deconstructing Disney

Deconstructing DisneyThis fun, intergenerational workshop explores what we love and hate about Disney films, characters and brands from the past and present. If you’re a kid, teen, parent, educator or anyone who works with youth, you will learn how people’s knowledge, beliefs and attitudes can be harnessed and expanded for deeper learning through simple instructional strategies. Discovering how…

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Internet: Indispensable or Evil?

Internet: Indispensable or Evil?

OverviewIn these four lessons, students use the episode Adam Ruins the Internet (Season 2, Episode 12) as a starting point to discuss the role of the Internet in modern culture and learn about media policies that shape people’s online…

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All About Media

All About Media

It's never too early to be smart about media!Give emerging readers the tools to learn about media, evaluate it, and understand it. Readers will learn essential critical thinking concepts along with important topics such as understanding how to find sources and how to properly source, privacy and Internet safety, evaluating ads and news reports, and determining the differences between facts,…

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