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Digital and Media Literacies

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Session Six: Sunday 2:30pm–4:00pm
Room 208
Kristin Hokanson, David Cooper Moore, Renee Hobbs
Affiliation: Media Education Lab, Temple University
Conversational Focus/Audience:
All School Levels
Conversation Description:

Today people need enhanced capacities for using information in ways that meet their daily needs, according to the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. Renee Hobbs offers a unified definition of digital and media literacy, identifies five key challenges and proposes a list of 10 action steps for bringing digital media literacy to all 300 million Americans. After a 15-minute overview the key ideas in her white paper, "Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action," which was commissioned by the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Citizens in a Democracy and published by the Aspen Institute, participants will explore the paper's implications for teaching and learning.

Session Notes

Conversational Practice:
Kristin Hokanson and David Cooper Moore will lead a discussion to examine the five challenges presented by Hobbs and the ten action steps she proposes. To conclude, participants will generate a list of "Top 10 List of Priorities" that represent forms of action that can be taken in: 1) community-level initiatives 2) partnerships for teacher education 3) research and assessment and 4) national visibility and stakeholder engagement


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