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Research & Scholarship

Some of the publications of Renee Hobbs and members of the Media Education Lab team

New Works

The Library Screen Scene

Renee Hobbs, Liz Deslauriers and Pam Steager2019, Oxford University Press

The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy

Renee Hobbs and Paul Mihailidis2019, Wiley Blackwell and the International Communication Association

The Routledge Companion to Media Education, Copyright and Fair Use

Renee Hobbs, Editor2018,

Media educators rely on the ability to make use of copyrighted materials from mass media, digital media and popular cultlure for analysis and production activities.

Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda Lesson Plans

Media Education Lab2018,

Design Features of a Professional Development Program in Digital Literacy

Renee Hobbs and Julie Coiro 2018, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy

To advance the digital literacy competencies of educators, create opportunities for them to reflect on their motivations for using digital media, make collaborative inquiry a substantive component of the hands- on learning experience, and create opportunities to put teachers and learners (not mac

Using Virtual Exchange to Advance Media Literacy Competencies through Analysis of Contemporary Propaganda,

Renee Hobbs, Christian Seyferth-Zapf & Silke Grafe 2018, Journal of Media Literacy Education

Digital Literacy in Higher Education: A Report

Renee Hobbs, Maria Ranieri, Sandra Markus, Carolyn Fortuna, Mia Zamora & Julie Coiro2017,

Teach the Conspiracies

Renee Hobbs2017, Knowledge Quest

Approaches to teacher professional development in digital media literacy education

Renee Hobbs2017, International Handbook of Media Literacy Education

Capitalists, consumers and communicators: How schools approach civic education

Hobbs, R. 2016, Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Mind Over Media: Teaching About Propaganda (Francais)

Media Education Lab

The Mind Over Media curriculum is now available in French!

Transgression as Creative Freedom and Creative Control in the Media Production Classroom

Renee Hobbs2019, International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education

Teaching Truth, Lies, and Accuracy in the Digital Age

Yonty Friesem2019, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator

The post-truth era has challenged traditional ways of teaching journalism and media literacy. Media literacy education can offer a useful lens for teaching students to be more critical.

Digital Authorship: Issues and Implications for Educators

Renee Hobbs and Lourdes Smith2018, Primer: Massachusetts Reading Association

In this essay, the term digital authorship in examined in relation to literacy learning. We reflect on two critical issues that are sometimes overlooked features of digital literacy in relation to the pedagogical practices of digital authorship.

Civic media as a cultural dialogue: Arab and Jewish teachers & documentary filmmaking in Israel

Evanna Ratner & Yonty Friesem2018, Journal of Media Literacy

Resistance and Learning in Media & Gender Literacy Classes

Elizaveta Friesem2018, Media Education Studies and Research

Advancing a Shared Understanding of Personalized Learning

Julie Coiro, Wendy Espinoza Cotta, Theresa Deeney, Jay Fogleman, Annice Correia Gabel2018,

Let it go: A journey toward elementary student-driven media production aligned with the CCSS

Yonty Friesem, Brien Jennings & Carol Prest2017, Advancing next-generation elementary teacher education through digital tools

Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World

Renee Hobbs2017, Educational Leadership

The Blurring of Art, Journalism and Advocacy

Renee Hobbs2013, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society

Media Literacy Now Rhode Island: Recommendations to RIDE

Media Literacy Now Rhode Island2018,August.

The Use of Social Media and Popular Culture to Advance Cross-Cultural Understanding

Tuzel, S. & Hobbs, R2017,April. Communicar 25(51)

Although we live in a global society, educators face many challenges in finding meaningful ways to connect students to people of other cultures.

DigiURI Blog: From PD to Practice.

Branson, S. Clayton, K. & Murphy, A. 2017,October.

Teacher Motivations for Digital and Media Literacy: An Examination of Turkish Educators

Hobbs, Renee and Sait Tuzel2017,January. British Journal of Educational Technology 48(1)

The media production hive: Using media education for differentiated instruction.

Friesem, Y2017, Media Education- Studies, Research, Best Practice, 8(1), 123-140. doi:10.14605/MED811708

Memories of 9/11

Clayton, K. & Fortuna, C. 2017, Providence: Media Education Lab

Measuring the Digital and Media Literacy Competencies of Children and Teens

Hobbs, R2017, In Fran C. Blumberg and Patricia J. Brooks (Eds.), Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts (pp. 253 – 274). London: Academic Press.

Because media literacy has been described as a “constellation of competencies,” diverse approaches have been used to measure media literacy.

Literacy: Understanding media and how they work.

Hobbs, R.2016,August. In R. G. Picard (Ed.), What Society Needs from Media in the Age of Digital Communication (pp.131 - 160).

Experience, immersion and critical distance in VR/AR in education

Hobbs, R. 2016,July. Ed Tech Mindset

Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative

Hobbs, Renee2016,June. Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative