ERIC Number: EJ1074678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 100
Helping Students Understand Media: Examining the Efficacy of Interdisciplinary Media Training at the University Level
Schmidt, Hans C.
Journal of Media Literacy Education, v7 n2 p50-68 2015
Crowded curriculums and restrictive program requirements often mean that comprehensive media literacy education is impractical at the university level, and that media literacy competencies can be addressed only in the form of narrowly focused lessons integrated into existing classes. This study considers the extent to which such limited lessons can lead to the development of broader, well-rounded media literacy competencies. Data gathered from a quasi-experiment involving 118 participants suggests that narrowly focused media lessons can be used to encourage the development of broader media literacy competencies, but that focused instruction remains necessary as well.
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Media Literacy, College Students, Competency Based Education, Quasiexperimental Design, Integrated Curriculum, Pretests Posttests, Video Technology, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Knowledge Level, Concept Teaching, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
National Association for Media Literacy Education. 10 Laurel Hill Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. Tel: 888-775-2652; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/jmle/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A