and Media Literacy
Welcome to Lesson Four!
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Literacy: Dealing with accelerating change; information overload, uncertainty,
megatrends, future shock
2. Searching Skills: Just-in-time-inquiry-based learning, search engines – visual search engines, natural language search engines
3. Media literacy: persuasive media awareness and creating our own cultural norms:
4. Collaborative opportunities: with a little help from our friends, social activism trends in social media
5. What issues affect you? What do you care most about? Global Warming, Outmigration, fuel?
In a world of accelerating change, the skills to find what you need when you need it has become more important than trying to learn everything you will need via years of college degree programs. Just-in-time-inquiry-based learning has become a survival skill. The ability to quickly learn whatever you didn’t know you might need to know yesterday, is an important 21st Century survival skill. As the Web 2.0 tools become more powerful and more interconnected, sharing what you know with others in return for access to what they know can save everyone lots of time. If we all share what we know, we’ll all have access to all our knowledge. Social networks and collaboration tools are at the heart of this new trend and opportunity.
Information condenses to knowledge which condenses to wisdom and “VALUE” is created in the age of information overload. We are all seeking less information, but of a higher quality and more related to our immediate needs, day by day. E-newsletters, blogs, and Twitter are among the newer ways people are attempting to create value, and hopefully to make a living doing so.
A new generation of cellphones will be connected directly via satellite and will be able to receive and send video. Anyone anywhere will be able to buy and sell via cellphones, and even learn basic reading, math, and anything else they might need to know.
For example, if you search google or other search engines for - definition information literacy - you’ll instantly get many choices such as http://www.philau.edu/infolit/definition.htm
The ability to articulate one's information need
The ability to identify,
locate and access appropriate sources of information to meet the information
The ability to effectively
use information resources, regardless of format
The ability to critically and ethically apply the information
The ability to determine if
the need has been adequately met
And for - definition media literacy:
Definitions of Media literacy on the Web:
· Media literacy is the process of accessing, analyzing, evaluating and creating messages in a wide variety of media modes, genres and forms. ...en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_literacy
process of understanding and using the mass media in an assertive and
non-passive way. This includes an informed and critical understanding of the
nature of the media, the techniques used by them and the impact of these
· the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and produce communication and information in a variety of forms and means. www.unesco.org/education/educprog/lwf/doc/portfolio/definitions.htm
And if you click on Google’s video tab (upper left of the Google Search Window,) you will get only videos: 2000 videos for media literacy and 1000+ for information literacy.
VIEW: View at least two videos on each topic of media literacy and information literacy.
SO, what does it all mean? Basically it means that we all have to be thinking about what’s happening around us and develop our skills to manage information effectively and in a balanced way. And also we need to develop our ability to express ourselves. The number of new web tools and media types is increasing dramatically!
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS:
Share your thoughts on the the best video for each topic via either a private message to your instructor, or a new posting in our private google groups discussion area or via our class listserv. View one or more of the videos others have shared, and post a comment on your thoughts on their contribution.
Here is a web
site focused on what the Next Generation Web is going to look like:
Here is a web
site showing hundreds of new Web 2.0 tools and media types:
Alaskan Teens Videos: http://ourreality.org/
Canadian First Nations Youth Videos:
for Indigenous Youth: John Kerr
http://www.chilcotin.bc.ca/sites/spin/ See their videos:
Click on the two links “Media for the Masses” “Training for the Masses
Aboriginal Youth media team
Caution: As you know from watching TV, advertisers will do anything to make you want to buy their products. Use of media for persuasion is BIG business, but also relates to nearly everything we do that involves communication. Just because something is on the Internet does not mean it is true, as you know. VIEW some of the examples for a good laugh:
Fantastic Internet Hoaxes
See Also http://www.philb.com/fakesites.htm includes links to a number of "spoof" sites
don't forget Leanna Archer, who was barely 10 years old when she launched a
line of all-natural hair-care products. This year, she's set to bring in
$150,000. In October, she turns 13.
MUST SEE: Here are 30 similar profiles: http://www.inc.com/30under30/2008/prolist.html
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thoughts on the themes, links, and readings in this lesson either by posting a NEW
POST in our Google Groups Discussion or by sending an email to everyone via our
academy listserv email address: loneeagleacademy-L@netpals.lsoft.com
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