Millions of users, young and mobile: Africa’s Internet market is lucrative and big ICT companies are grabbing the opportunity to get involved. Whether this will benefit users, was debated at the Global Media Forum. ”Only ensuring access to the Internet is too short-sighted. When we talk about new possibilities and capabilities through the Internet, you […]
This doctoral research study has three research questions: (1) How are the forms of media-educational habitus of future educators shaped? (2) What conditions influence whether or not media education is done in day-care centers? The qualitative study (9/2011-6/2012) consists of six semi-structured interviews with media education teachers in educator training, four focus group discussions with […]
The dominant discourse of media literacy policy espouses an ethical individualism within the digital media environment in which the source of moral values and principles, and the basis of ethical evaluation, is the individual. In this perspective, even vulnerable citizens such as children and young people who tend to be in the vanguard of new […]
Media and information literacy (MIL) is linked to access to information, free expression and education. A new DW Akademie discussion paper analyzes several MIL projects and the issue of stakeholder involvement.
The South2South Manifesto was developed during a four-day media dialogue that focused on how to best use digital technologies to foster freedom of expression and information in countries of the Global South.
Anybody who has been paying any small amount of attention to educational headlines in the past few years will be well rehearsed in the proposed benefits of MOOCs. A cursory online search will provide you with endless news articles, blog posts, TED talks and accompanying comments that cite the reasons why MOOCs, enabling global access […]
In this post, Stephen Downes, Senior Researcher for the National Research Council of Canada and pioneer of major e-learning developments – such as MOOCs, syndicated learning and the concept of connectivism – introduces us to the next generation of learning technologies: ‘learning and performance support systems’. Launching in beta on September 30th, the technology is […]
Eilif Trondsen is Research Director at Strategic Business Insights, formerly Stanford Research Institute. He describes himself as a “Scandihoovian” – originally from Norway, he went to California to visit Silicon Valley, and was so taken with the place he decided to stay. That was 34 years ago. More recently, however, he has been drawn back […]
The 18th annual ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN (OEB) took place at the Hotel Intercontinental, Berlin, from 28th – 30th November 2012. The Post-Conference Report of this successful global event features highlights of the programme, such as the plenary sessions, the ONLINE EDUCA debate and special tracks such as Business EDUCA or VIDEO EDUCA. Furthermore the report […]
Owing to the increasingly fast development of media and especially the advancement of computer technology in recent decades, the topic of ICT integration in classrooms is being intensively discussed on different levels and media educators argue about the missing link between school education and the use of ICT in schools. In this respect, ICT-related competencies […]