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Media Literacy in Higher Education

In this webinar, Renee Hobbs shares insights on how she teaches media literacy to undergraduate students and leads a discussion where participants share their plans for the Fall 2021 semester. We share syllabi, reading lists, sample assignments, PowerPoints, videos, and even tests ---and brainstorm how to ensure that our courses are responsive to changing technologies and issues in contemporary culture. 

DATE: Monday, July 26, 2021

TIME: 12 - 1 pm EST

LOCATION: Online. Click here to register.

We discuss the rise of media literacy in higher education and how we focus on the blurring of entertainment, information, and persuasion that is reshaping work, life, and citizenship. How do we best better prepare college students to be responsible communicators who can use a variety of formats and genres for self-expression and advocacy? Teaching media literacy at the college level forces educators to make choices. Do you focus on the  rise of news partisanship, algorithmic personalization and social media, stereotypes and media addiction, advertising and media economics, or media influence on personal and social identity?  

Renee Hobbs shares the collateral teaching materials she has created to support teaching with Media Literacy in Action, her new textbook on media literacy. 

As you begin preparations for teaching in the fall, join us for a conversation about how to design memorable and transformative learning experiences that build the habits of mind needed to navigate an increasingly complex media environment.