National Association for Media Literacy Education
The Basic Definition Media literacy is the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE, and ACT using all forms of communication. In its simplest terms, media literacy builds upon the foundation of traditional literacy and offers new forms of reading and writing. Media literacy empowers people to be critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators and active citizens. Variety of terminology – Some definitions and clarification The term “media literacy” is often used interchangeably with other terms related to media and media technologies. A Broader Definition Media literacy: the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE, and ACT using all forms of communication is interdisciplinary by nature. Today’s information and entertainment technologies communicate to us through a powerful combination of words, images, and sounds. Finally, while media literacy does raise critical questions about the impact of media and technology, it is not an anti-media movement. Like this: Like Loading...
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