Role of Media Production in Developing Media Literacy Skills Among Teacher Educators
Melda Yildiz, William Paterson University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Although media production is considered to be a time consuming, difficult, and expensive process, educators need to integrate media production into their curriculum in order to prepare new generation for media-rich culture. Rather than just being technical or peripheral, media production must be simple and central to the learning process. This paper promotes media literacy skills through media production. It is based on a qualitative research conducted in eight classes taught in seven different states and investigated one hundred and eighteen K-12 educators' experiences in the area of media education. Methodology includes analysis of media survey, questionnaires, responses to activities, interviews, field notes from classroom observations, and the content analysis of video projects. The study explored the wide range of meanings participants associate with media education, the impact of video production activities on their understanding of media and the ways in which they integrated multicultural education in their video projects.
Yildiz, M. (2004). Role of Media Production in Developing Media Literacy Skills Among Teacher Educators. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2767-2774). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).