Session Notes

Due to the snow day last Thursday, we will be combining the discussions for weeks 3 & 4 on 2/20.

Facilitators:
Mary Rothschild @ RH, Kristen Treglia and Rhonda Bondie@ LC

Infographic Slides related infographics set on a timed PPT while the session was starting
Slides
Handout

Additional Notes
How do we manage information overload?
How do we find and share the useful resources found on the web?
Fordham Library Research Tutorial

LC Notes


Resources for Media Literacy

The Center for Media Literacy
Definition of Media Literacy: A 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create and participate with messages in a variety of forms — from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.

Five Basic Media Literacy Questions:
  1. Who created this message?
  2. What creative techniques are used to attract my attention?
  3. How might different people understand this message differently?
  4. What values, lifestyles and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message?
  5. Why is this message being sent?

Five Core Concepts of Media Literacy:
  1. All media messages are ‘constructed.’
  2. Media messages are constructed using a creative language with its own rules.
  3. Different people experience the same media message differently.
  4. Media have embedded values and points of view.
  5. Most media messages are organized to gain profit and/or power.

NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education)
The largest national Media Literacy Education Organization.
Publishes Journal of Media Literacy Education
Particularly pertinent is a study of MLE through undergraduate years

ACME: Action Coalition for Media Education
Rob Williams, co-founder of ACME adds: “How does this make me feel?” to the 5 core Media Literacy questions proposed by CML.

Learning to Code/Program
Hour of Code
Code Academy
Chronicle of Higher Education on why Humanities students should learn to program

Additional resources
Week 3 Mind Map Vahid Masrour