Digital Media Literacy
Addresses how K–12 educators learn and use digital media literacy to prepare students for the world of tomorrow. Introduces students to innovative teaching and assessment practices as well as theoretical and philosophical orientations around participatory culture and literacies. Examines the interrelationships between cultural competencies, traditional literacy, research skills, technological skills, and critical thinking skills. Explores the role of ethics, authentic assessments of student learning, and differentiation of instruction in K–12 contexts. Requires graduate students to demonstrate advanced levels of study, application, and research.
This course opened my eyes to Digital Media Literacy. This course instructed me that every piece of media - text, images, audio, video - contains many messages. Training learners to be aware of the messages hidden within media is essential in the 21st century. Additionally, nearly any piece of media can be incorporated into almost any lesson to increase student awareness of the lessons hidden within media and also to probe many fine details of a lesson before looking at lesson material.