What are the implications of artificial intelligence for media educators, and for the media themselves?
Category Archives: Technology in education
Who needs data literacy?
Is ‘data literacy’ a useful response to the datafication of contemporary life – not least of education itself? It all depends, not only on how it’s defined but also on how it is practically implemented.
Citizenship and media education in contested times: an interview with Shakuntala Banaji
In the second of two posts looking at citizenship and media education, this is an interview with one of the most interesting thinkers and researchers in this area, Professor Shakuntala Banaji.
Deschooling society? Revisiting Ivan Illich after lockdown
‘All over the world, the school has an anti-educational effect on society.’ Fifty years ago, Ivan Illich’s book Deschooling Society offered a radical challenge to the very institution of the school. How far might it be relevant to the world after lockdown?
‘Powerful knowledge’, Media Studies and technology
What are the problems with theories of ‘powerful knowledge’, and how might they apply to teaching about (and with) media and technology?
Who needs ‘digital literacy’?
Policy-makers are showing growing interest in ‘digital literacy’. But what does digital literacy mean, and how and where might we teach it?
Teaching social media 5: reflections
Developing a critical media education approach to teaching social media: some concluding reflections.
Teaching social media 1: production
A critical media education approach: using the concept of production (a.k.a. institutions or industry) to teach about social media.
Learning in the matrix: the datafication of education
How is the business strategy of social media being applied in schools? Some further thoughts on big data in education.
Teaching social media: a critical media education approach
How should educators respond to the opportunities and challenges posed by social media? Why we need to look beyond educational technology, and develop a critical media education approach.