Teachingmedialiteracy.com: A Web-Linked Guide to Resources and Activities

 Chapter 2: Adolescents’ uses of new digital media


[2.1] Adolescents’ Uses of New Media in Media Education

[2.2] Literacies through the Use of New Media

[2.3] Learning to Make Connections

[2.4] Engaging in Inquiry-Based Critical Literacy through Blogs and Wikis

[2.5] Video Games and Problem-Solving Strategies

[2.6] Engaging in Critical-Inquiry Learning through Webquests

[2.7] Employing Webquests in the Classroom

[2.8] Further Online Resources for Integrating the Web into Media Studies

[2.9] General Use of the Internet in Education

[2.10] Organizations that Promote the Use of Technology in Schools

[2.11] Web-based Resources for Teaching Media Literacy

[2.12] References

Chapter 2

[2.1] Adolescents’ Uses of New Media in Media Education

[2.1.1] A 2003 report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that 63 percent of adults use the Internet regularly for a range of different personal and business purposes.

State of the News Media 2005 Report & Survey, conducted by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts about the use of online media sources:

    [2.1.2] Click here to see the full report

[2.1.3] The State of the News Media 2005 Report on the use of blogs in the news media 

[2.1.4] A report by Lee Raine, Pew Internet & American Life Project, on the eight realities of technology and social experience that are shaping the world of today's teens and twenty-somethings.

[2.1.5] David Considine's report "What is Media Literacy?"; an introduction to media literacy.

[2.1.5a] Pew Internet & American Life Project: Use of Web Cams

[2.1.6] Pew Internet & American Life Project: Music and video downloading

[2.1.7] Pew Internet & American Life Project: Podcasting

[2.1.8] Pew Internet & American Life Project: A decade of adoption: How the Internet has woven itself into American life

[2.1.9] Pew Internet & American Life Project: The State of Blogging

[2.1.10] Pew Internet & American Life Project: use of IM’ing

[2.1.11] Pew Internet & American Life Project: The Internet and Daily Life

[2.1.12] Pew Internet & American Life Project: The Future of the Internet

[2.1.13] USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future

[2.1.14] NMC: The New Media Consortium

[2.1.15] New Media Literacies Site

[2.1.16] New Media Consortium

[2.1.17] Pacific Bell/UCLA Initiative for 21st Century Literacies

[2.1.18] Fallows, D.  (2006).  Growing Numbers Surf the Web Just for Fun. Report: Pew Internet and American Family. On a daily basis, one third of Web users in Fall, 2005—about 40 million people, go online for no specific reason—other than to pass the time or simply for fun.

[2.1.19] Ball State University Center for Media Design research: Americans Constantly Multitasking with Various Media Throughout the Day, particularly with use of magazines with the Web, radio, and TV

[2.1.20] USC Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future: Study of Web use
Center for the Digital Future
. 78.6 percent of Americans go online devoting an average of 13.3 hours per week.  The top 10 for 2005 are: e-mail, general Web surfing, reading news, shopping, entertainment news (searching and reading), seeking information about hobbies, online banking, medical information (searching and reading), instant messaging, and seeking travel arrangements and travel information.  More than 80 percent (83.3 percent) say that going online is very important or extremely important for use with schooling almost two-thirds of users who have access to the Internet at work (66.3 percent) say that going online at work makes them somewhat more productive or much more productive.  Users in large numbers (71.3 percent) will sometimes or often go online without a specific destination in mind.

[2.1.22] Buckingham, D. (2005). The Media Literacy Of Children And Young People: A Review Of The Research Literature. London: Ofcom.


[2.1.24]  Media in Transition: MIT: new media

[2.1.25] MIT Course: History of Media and Technology

[2.1.26] MIT course: Media in Transition

[2.1.27] MIT course: Media Education and the Marketplace

[2.1.28] MIT course: Interactive and Non-Linear Narrative: Theory and Practice

[2.1.29] American Press Institute: The Media Center: Digital Think: An Anthology by New Media Thinkers (Ed.)., Nora Paul (2005), The Media Center

[2.1.30] The Center for Society and Cyber Studies

[2.1.31]  Nancy Kranich, Future of the Digital Commons Video addresses the legal and economic aspects of control of digital content—music, images, writing, or video.

[2.1.32]  Amsterdam Media Research Center: Institute of Network Cultures

[2.1.33] International Center for New Media Studies

[2.1.34] Virginia Tech University: Center for Digital Discourse and Culture

[2.1.35] Fiberculture (Australia)

[2.1.36] Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

[2.1.36a] University of Colorado: Teens and New Media Project

[2.1.36b] Oblinger, D. G., &  Oblinger, J. L.  (Eds.).  (2005).  Educating the net generation. Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE.  e-book, available at http://www.educause.edu/educatingthenetgen.

Internet television/Internet Protocol TV (IPT)

[2.1.37] Wikipedia: Internet television

[2.1.38] WebTV: lists of WebTV broadcasts

[2.1.39] TVStation: lists of WebTV broadcasts

[2.1.40] LiveTVchannels: commercial access to TV/radio channels

[2.1.41] BeelineTV: Internet TV from throughout the world

[2.1.42] TVradioworld: Internet TV/radio stations from throughout the world

[2.1.43] ITV: Internet TV

[2.1.44] UnivisionOnline: Latino audiences


[2.1.46] America One

[2.1.47] BreakTV

[2.1.48] SCOLA: educational broadcasts worldwide

[2.1.49] KCTU: Internet TV station

[2.1.50] Akimbo: online TV

[2.1.51] JumpTV: World’s largest online TV

[2.1.52] TotalVid: films downloaded

[2.1.53] Trioplus TV: popular culture

[2.1.54] VegTV

[2.1.55] Yukes TV: comedy clips

[2.1.56] Millard, E.  (2006).  Who Cares About Internet TV?  NewsFactor

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