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JMLE 5:2 Now Available

JMLE 5:2 Now Available

[ 0 ] June 30, 2013

This special issue of JMLE aligns closely with NAMLE’s July 2013 conference, Intersections: Teaching and Learning Across Media. We strongly encourage anyone attending the conference to read this as a signpost to the programming that awaits you during the two days we will share together. As guest editor of this JMLE special issue, Erin Reilly invited these authors […]

Guest Editor’s Introduction (JMLE 5:2)

[ 0 ] June 30, 2013

Intersections: Teaching and Learning Across Media Disruption is a watchword for the time we live in: competing social networking platforms, ever-shifting working styles, and novel job descriptions displacing the old, manifold curricular and performance demands. With all these possibilities vying for our buy-in, it has become vital to seek out commonalities among these trends, to […]

Transmedia Play: Literacy Across Media (JMLE 5:2)

[ 0 ] June 30, 2013

Transmedia play is a new way to understand how children develop critical media literacy and new media literacies through their interactions with contemporary media that links stories and structures across platforms.  This essay highlights five characteristics of transmedia play that make it particularly useful for learning: resourcefulness, sociality, mobility, accessibility, and replayability, and explains how each […]

Expanding Learning Opportunities with Transmedia Practices: Inanimate Alice as an Exemplar (JMLE 5:2)

[ 2 ] June 30, 2013

The proliferation of digital and networking technologies enables us to rethink, restructure, and redefine teaching and learning. Transmedia storytelling takes advantage of the rapid convergence of media and allows teachers and learners to participate in rich virtual (and physical) environments that have been shown to foster students’ real emotional engagement with the process of learning. […]

Speculative Design and Curriculum Development: Using Worldbuilding to Imagine a New Major in a Post-Course Era (JMLE 5:2)

[ 1 ] June 30, 2013

Randy Bass, Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, recently made the provocative claim that we inhabit a “post-course era.” Building on the findings of the National Survey of Student Engagement that show that the places in which undergraduate students demonstrate the highest degree of engagement is in areas outside […]

(Review) Media Essentials: A Brief Introduction, 2nd ed. (JMLE 5:2)

(Review) Media Essentials: A Brief Introduction, 2nd ed. (JMLE 5:2)

[ 0 ] June 30, 2013

Media Essentials: A Brief Introduction, 2nd ed. Richard Campbell, Chris Martin, and Bettina Fabos. (2013). Boston: Bedford St. Martin’s. Jennifer Hinkle, Patton College of Education, Department of Teacher Education, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA  [View PDF] Media Essentials: A Brief Introduction, by Richard Campbell, Chris Martin, and Bettina Fabos, advances media literacy education by providing an […]