Monday, April 20, 2009

Skills for Surviving the 21st Century: Media Literacy Is Absolutely Essential

Canadian media educators Barry Duncan and Carol Arcus, writing in this Ontario teacher's publication, position media literacy education as essential in light of Web 2.0 and young people's fascination with new media tools and technology. But at the same time that Canada has made advancements in media education, much work remains to be done. Are American educators listening? In this related op-ed, Howard Rheingold says: "What we know and what we teach our children about how to critically consume and collaboratively create online media matters."

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