Media education in the school 2.0 era: Teaching media literacy through laptop computers and iPads

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Abstract

In the School 2.0 era in Hong Kong, school students are now using laptop computers and iPads in classroom to explore and discuss media issues. Based on the innovation theory, this study investigates this new way of teaching and learning. It aims at examining the effectiveness and challenges of learning media literacy through new media technologies. Findings show that students were highly motivated by the new media and expressed great interest in the media literacy curriculum. It did not only enhance students’ media literacy but also strengthen their 4C skills (Critical thinking, creative, communication and collaboration skills). Using new information technology to teach media education is effective because the new curriculum can create “meaning” and “relevance” to the Net Generation students.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2012
EventICA 2012 - 62nd Annual International Communication Association Conference: Communication and Community - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 24 May 201228 May 2012

Conference

ConferenceICA 2012 - 62nd Annual International Communication Association Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period24/05/1228/05/12

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Media education in the school 2.0 era: Teaching media literacy through laptop computers and iPads'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this