Educators Technology: What Is Media Literacy?

With the pervasive spread of the Internet and web technologies, the consumption and production of media materials have increased exponentially. There is a massive exposure to all types of media content (text, images, video, and audio), and for the first in human history, people are actively engaged in consuming, producing  and sharing  different forms of knowledge. It is within this context that the concept of digital media literacy acquires its importance as an important literacy for the 21st century students. By definition, media literacy, as Istvan (2011) stated, is an umbrella concept “characterized by a diversity of perspectives and a multitude of definitions” (p. 2).  By  |