The goals of this project
are to develop the use technology to enhance teaching and learning in
* To develop new visual
and audio course materials that illustrate, extend, and support the
principles of media literacy. This involves developing ‘compilation”
presentations, consisting of clips from a variety of programs, media,
and formats, which document cumulative messages in the media, provide
insight into the worldview of media presentations, and identify instances
of media stereotyping.
* To convert current teaching
materials to a format that facilitates learning in the classroom. Currently,
many of these materials are on slides, “grabbed” as computer
images, and on videotape. Converting these materials to one format,
such as DVDs, will enhance the coherence of the classroom presentation,
by making it easier to move from one set of examples to another. This
would also enable me to edit the instructional materials by inserting
new examples where appropriate.
* To make media programming
(e.g., advertisements, news, entertainment, and political spots) accessible
to students for primary research. This is particularly valuable for
students conducting research in the area of international media presentations.