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New Media Literacies

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The new media literacies are certain skills that everybody needs to deal with our culture today to function in the current media environment within the internet, with cell phones how to interact with information and with culture with just the pace of life wich is very different now that it was twenty years ago there are the things they need to know to become creative artists, to become citizens, to become workers in the future in the past, media literacy was all about to trying to get consumers of media to think critically about what they were watching a large numbers of people were receiving media messages that were created by a small number of producers now we start to look at the challenges for both the consumers and the producers of media and we look at the remodifications that that has in their lives we are not really just consumers anymore, we are also making thinks or putting stuff out there, whether it is just a Facebook profile or something more complex narratives where the reader plays a role in shaping the story a video or an art piece interactive online spaces anything that I might put in the internet so, whether than just asking questions of creators we are now also having to ask questions about ourselves What do we need to participate? What skills do we need now? One example of skill might be judgment where you find some information online and you need to be able to decide whether that information is reliable or not Negotiation means knowing how to enter into different groups and different spaces and knowing how to understand what the different norms are Appropiation... how do I remix and sample content in a meaningful way One of my favourites skills is play what we define is the capacity to experiment with the sorroundings as a form of problem solving Transmedia navigation Simulation Collective intelligence Performance Distributed cognition Visualization Multitasking They are not just skills for the classroom and they are not just skills for the workplace They are skills that involve creative expression They are skills that involve citizenship They are skills that connect people together in something larger than in individual levels Learning new skills, new competences... to make really great things and be full participants

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Duration: 2 minutes and 51 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: Anna Van Someren at Project New Media Literacies
Views: 15,927
Posted by: tiscar on Feb 22, 2009

Members of the research team at Project New Media Literacies discuss the social skills and cultural competencies needed to fully engage with today's participatory culture. Featuring Henry Jenkins, and produced by Anna Van Someren at Project New Media Literacies. See more NML videos at
Translated to Spanish by Tíscar Lara (

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