Digital-Literacy

In today’s global culture and economy, where individuals have access to information 24/7 and literally, at their fingertips, digital and media literacy are essential to participate in society. But what specific competencies must young citizens acquire? How do these competencies affect pedagogy? How are student knowledge, attitudes and behaviors changed? What are the best ways to assess students’ digital and media literacy? These questions underscore what parents, educators and community leaders need to know to ensure that youth become digitally and media literate. The workgroup is committed to investigating issues related to the responsible and critical creation and consumption of texts in all forms, includes skills of accessing, evaluating, analyzing and participating with the goal of coordinating research efforts in this evolving field.

WORKGROUP MEMBERS

 

Workgroup Chair

Kristen Hawley Turner, PhD

Kristen Hawley Turner, PhD
Professor, English Education and Contemporary Literacies,
Fordham University, New York, NY

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Tessa Jolls, PhD

Tessa Jolls, PhD

President, Center for Media Literacy, Los Angeles, CA

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Bobbie Eisenstock, PhD

Bobbie Eisenstock, PhD
Faculty Fellow,
California State University, Northridge, CA

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Troy Hicks, PhD

Troy Hicks, PhD
Associate Professor of English,
Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, MI

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Kristine E. Pytash, PhD

Kristine E. Pytash, PhD
Assistant Professor, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies,
Kent State University, Kent, OH

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Michelle Schira Hagerman, PhD

Michelle Schira Hagerman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Educational Technology,
University of Ottawa, ON, Canada

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William O’Byrne, PhD

William O’Byrne, PhD
Assistant Professor, Literacy and technology in early childhood,
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

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