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.
Kristen Hawley Turner