Monday, August 11, 2008

A Portal to Media Literacy

Welcome to part two of this month’s four-part series on Michael Wesch’s recent work examining students' changing educational expectations and experiences in today's digital world, in advance of our September issue on the anthropology student experience.

“A Portal to Media Literacy” documents Wesch’s June 17, 2008 lecture at the University of Manitoba. The video provides context for “A Vision of Students Today” (see previous post) and examines ways of incorporating emerging technologies into courses to promote student engagement, participation and collaboration. Wesch describes his efforts to develop and implement alternative pedagogies, making use of students’ interest in and familiarity with social media to integrate applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Apps into his courses.

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