Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Second Life ... revisiting media literacy

Second Life ... revisiting media literacy is a discussion taking place in the virtual world, Second Life (SL). Marty Keltz (Marty Snowpaw in SL) will lead this discussion, chaired by Sheila Webber (Sheila Yoshikawa in SL) . Thurs 14 May 2009, 12noon - 1pm Second Life Time - 8pm to 9pm UK time on Infolit iSchool (Sheffield's SL "island") - you need a SL avatar and the SL viewer on your computer
Marty introduces the topic "At a recent New Media Literacy (NML) conference, Henry Jenkins said that we are '...not teaching code but teaching culture.'" A key element is "taking the media that children loved and were already learning from and bringing it into the classroom."
What does this mean for teaching in SL? Bring your views!
Marty was co-founder and President of Scholastic Productions Inc. , the successful television, film and licensing division of Scholastic Inc. and is currently with GS New Media Inc. The picture shows us discussing the session, a couple of weeks ago.

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