#DigitalParenting: Marcus Leaning: The Internet, Power & Society

Marcus Leaning: The Internet, Power and Society: Rethinking the Power of the Internet to Change Lives (2009) I used to chat to Marcus a lot as we taught the course 'Manipulating Media' together at Winchester. He draws on a huge range of studies to consider how there have been feelings that daily life will be transformed/improved through use of the internet. Social networking – transforming politics/culture. However, the Internet has also been seen as a threat – pedophiliac material…

Chapter Abstract: Manipulating media: developing media studies student’s academic literacy using social media.

Just found out today that this chapter has been (almost certainly!) accepted, book due for publication October 2011 Chapter Title: Manipulating media: developing media studies student’s academic literacy using social media. Abstract: This chapter concerns the use of social media in the teaching of academic literacy to Media Studies undergraduates in a British university. Academic literacy courses cover topics such as referencing, rhetoric, and information literacy and are often unpopular for both students and staff.…