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Editor’s Introduction (JMLE 5:1)

[ 0 ] March 6, 2013

Two years ago, the most powerful earthquake ever to have hit Japan occurred off the coast of Tohoku.Nearly a half million buildings fully or partially collapsed; widespread power outages and nuclear accidents occurred; and  tens of thousands of people were injured and killed. Less than five percent of the damage was caused by the earthquake, […]

Exploring the Usefulness of School Education about Risks on Social Network Sites: A Survey Study (JMLE 5:1)

[ 0 ] March 6, 2013

The growing popularity of social network sites (SNS) is causing concerns about privacy and security, especially with teenagers, since they show various forms of unsafe behavior on SNS. It has been put forth by researchers, teachers, parents, and teenagers that school is ideally placed to educate teens about risks on SNS and to teach youngsters […]

Media Literacy Education from Kindergarten to College: A Comparison of How Media Literacy Is Addressed across the Educational System (JMLE 5:1)

[ 1 ] March 6, 2013

This study of media literacy education at all levels of the educational system considered faculty perceptions of student media literacy competencies, the extent to which media literacy is addressed in class, and the extent to which faculty members consider media literacy education to be important. Data suggest that despite the research and policy focus on […]

Exploring Adolescents’ Multimodal Responses to The Kite Runner: Understanding How Students Use Digital Media for Academic Purposes (JMLE 5:1)

[ 0 ] March 6, 2013

This qualitative study explores how adolescent high school students in an AP English class used multiple forms of media (the Internet, digital video, slide show software, video editing tools, literary texts, and writing) to respond to and analyze a contemporary novel, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. Using a multimodal analysis framework, the author explores […]

Editor's Introduction (JMLE 4:3)

Editor’s Introduction (JMLE 4:3)

[ 1 ] November 16, 2012

More than a century ago, educational philosopher John Dewey asserted in My Pedagogical Creed his belief that “education must be conceived as a continuing reconstruction of experience; that the process and the goal of education are one and the same thing.”1 The discipline of media literacy education (MLE) has evolved in recent decades to magnify […]

Media Literacy Education Program Evaluators: What’s the Job Description, Again? (JMLE 4:3)

[ 0 ] November 16, 2012

School program evaluation researchers confront overlapping questions concerning our roles in the field. In the quest for “good” data and “The Truth,” am I a shrewd researcher before all else? In the interest of establishing respectful, reciprocal relationships with my school partners, am I first a gracious school guest, prepared to sacrifice research integrity for […]