Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Media & Communications for 2019.

Melda N. Yildiz (Walden University, USA & Unite to Educate, USA) and Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Release Date: December, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 532
ISBN13: 9781466696679|ISBN10: 1466696672|EISBN13: 9781466696686|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9667-9


With the current ubiquity of technological tools and digital media, having the skillset necessary to use and understand digital media is essential. Integrating media literacy into modern day education can cultivate a stronger relationship between technology, educators, as well as students.

The Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in the Digital Age presents key research in the field of digital media literacy with a specific emphasis on the need for pre-service and in-service educators to become familiar and comfortable with the current digital tools and applications that are an essential part of youth culture. Presenting pedagogical strategies as well as practical research and applications of digital media in various aspects of culture, society, and education, this publication is an ideal reference source for researchers, educators, graduate-level students, and media specialists.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Edutainment
  • Global Competencies
  • Media Education
  • Multimedia technologies
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Teacher Education

Reviews and Testimonials

Scholars of communication, information, education, and other disciplines make a case that media literacy education in the digital age is crucial, especially in a globally connected world. Among their topics are pedagogical approaches to media literacy education in the US, creating global classrooms using universal design for learning, using media literacy to teach and learn the English language arts: common core state standards, pedagogical guidelines to introduce transmedia learning into the classroom: the Brazilian context, and methods and strategies for using digital literacy in media and the arts.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Melda N. Yildiz is a global scholar, teacher educator, author and edupreneur. 2009-2010, Melda served as the first Fulbright Scholar in Turkmenistan. Since 1994, she taught Media Literacy Education, Multimedia Production, Women Studies, Asian Studies, and Global Education to P-16 educators and teacher candidates. Melda worked as a Media Specialist, taught video and media production to grades 9-12, and published and presented featuring Educational Media, Global Education, Media Literacy, Education Semiotics, and Multicultural Education in many national and international conferences. She received her Ed.D. from University of Massachusetts on Math & Science and Instructional Technology. She received an M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University on Instructional Technology. She majored in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Bogazici University, in Turkey.
Jared Sagini Keengwe is a Professor at the University of North Dakota (UND) and currently serves as the coordinator of the Elementary Education program. He is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Prof. Keengwe has published several books and over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests focus on digital technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. His work was honored with the UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was a recipient of the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in teaching, research, and service. At the national level, Prof. Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award. More recently, Prof. Keengwe was a recipient of the 2017 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.