In August 2020 our own C+MRC Director, Dr. Vanessa E. Greenwood, released her 3rd book, Navigating Media Literacy: A Pedagogical Tour of Disneyland (Myers Education Press). Our intern interviewed her about what makes this book different from all the other books about Disney and why everyone outside (as well as inside) the Academy should read it. Here are excerpts from the interview.
The impact of virtual schooling en masse will not be felt until we leave it. Like virtual reality we will not be able to truly understand learning during the pandemic until we exit our educational lockdown and return to the brick-and-mortar classroom. But it remains to be seen if and when we will ever fully return. In this media literacy thought-piece, Dr. Vanessa E. Greenwood contemplates the Oculus Rift as an allegory for reimagining post-pandemic schooling in the United States.
The C+MRC will be joining NAMLE to commemorate the 5th Annual National Media Literacy Week during October 21-25, 2019. We have a number of events, podcasts and resources to share. Check back regularly for updates.
Flipping the script is a popular media literacy technique that reframes the ageless "happily ever after" fairy tale. This podcast episode features Rapunzel (Susan Hagen) from the irreverent musical comedy "Disenchanted!"
Dr. Hugh Curnutt talks about his current research examining the impact of mobile technologies and self-authored media content on contemporary celebrity and the political economy of digital labor.