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Topic 5 -Media and News Literacy


John Delano

Dates: October 28-November 3


Today’s social media environment has transformed news media.  The way that we access, read, analyze, interpret and understand the news of the day has been revolutionized by participatory technologies such as blogs, wikis, Facebook, and mobile media.  Today everyone can be a citizen journalist or news photographer or videographer.  The democratization of social media allows for more participation and interaction related to the news than ever, while challenging some of the traditional institutions of journalism.  The ways that scientific information is produced, published, and shared has also been radically transformed by new media.  Metaliteracy provides a metacognitive perspective that prepares today’s learners to be reflective critical thinkers in collaborative and connectivist environments. This session will engage Rex Smith and Professor John Delano in a conversation about the importance of news literacy and scientific literacy as a way to become an informed and participatory citizen.

Readings and viewings

Connected Learning TV-Howard Rheingold

Twitter Literacy

Media News/Literacy Organizations

Citizen Journalism

Scientific Meta-Literacy

The Tragedy of the Commons

The Garrett Hardin Society






MOOC Talk:

  • Monday: 28 October: Live Session: Location: Blackboard Collaborate with John Delano
  • Time:8:00 p.m. Moscow; 5:00 p.m. London; 12 noon New York; 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles; midnight Thursday Beijing



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