Durham: MediaLit

CODEC will be holding its sixth MediaLit training course from 8th to 12th June 2015 exploring Christian ministry and the media Previous MediaLit courses, held annually since 2010 (see ‘Related Links’), have been greatly valued by the participants – ministerial students/ordinands, ministers, media professionals, diocesan and district communications officers. MediaLit is open to anyone interested in engaging with the media – mass media, broadcast media, social media, community media, with a core group of ordinands Continue Reading →

Counterintuitive Assignment #HighEd #EdTech

Interesting ‘counterintuitive’ assignment set on a course on Media Fluency in a Digital Age: Finding information that’s not online.  Find an article (research journal article, analytic newspaper article, serious magazine article, or scholarly book chapter) that is on the topic of the Internet or new media, but not available (at least, not to you) on the Internet, and acquire a digital copy of that article.  In a one-page, single-spaced write-up, document the steps you took to (a) find the article, Continue Reading →

'Learn to discern' says @timeshighered

A generation ago in universities, talk was of “computer literacy”; nowadays it’s “media literacy” – if we can’t handle Web 2.0, then we are failing our students. Having built a career around initiatives to meet this purported challenge, I offer some cautionary advice. First, lay off the “literacy” metaphor. The ability to read and write needs to be achieved in childhood in order for cognitive development to proceed. Learning about information and communication technologies is Continue Reading →