media literacy




Reflecting on digital, media and information literacy…

This blog has been used on the MA: Digital Technologies, Communication and Education (MA: DTCE) for a while, but has been moribund in the last year or so. So I hope no one minds too much if, for a little while anyway, I (Drew Whitworth) take it over for use on my Digital, Media and Information Literacy (EDUC61712) course in semester 2 2019-20. Read more


New book chapter by MA: DTCE graduate

DTCE distance learning graduates
Left-to-right: Breege Loftus, Lee Webster and Mike Toyn, who all graduated as distance learning students

Mike Toyn (on the right of this picture), who graduated from the MA: DTCE as a distance learning student in 2012, is the author of a chapter in a new book, Thinking Through New Literacies for Primary and Early Years (Sage, 2013). Mike is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cumbria. His chapter on information literacy was informed by his work on the Media and Information Literacy course unit, and as his dissertation project for the MA: DTCE he worked on the ‘Prezicasts‘ used on that course. Well done to Mike on his achievements during and after his time as a student on the degree!


Rylands library movie available

On 13/2/12 the Media and Information Literacy students visited the historic Rylands library in Manchester, and the day was recorded in order to make a film that is now available at http://stream.manchester.ac.uk/Play.aspx?VideoId=10307 (hopefully this will be public soon but at the moment, only University of Manchester students and staff can view the film).

There is also a new Media & IL blog post which discusses the point of the film and also reflects on attendance at a recent IL conference.


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