Category Archives: Internet and public issues

media literacy education article

Facebook19 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 19This is just out today: Levine, P. (2014). Media Literacy for the 21st Century. A Response to “The Need for Media Education in Democratic Education.” Democracy and Education, 23 (1), Article 15. It’s an invited response to … Continue reading

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on daily blogging after 12 years

Facebook33 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 33I started this blog on Jan. 8, 2003 and have posted virtually every work day since then. Each January 8, I have posted some thoughts about the blog on its blogaversary (while trying to avoid such self-absorption … Continue reading

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four questions about social media and politics

Facebook4 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 4My post on the Monkey Cage (the Washington Post’s political science blog) is entitled “Social media hasn’t boosted young voter turnout.” The post may have turned out a little rambly, but the point is to contrast some effective recent … Continue reading

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what the Facebook mood experiment says about current research ethics

Facebook10 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 10(Washington, DC) Our ethical rules and procedures now badly fit the actual practices of research–burdening some inquiries that should be treated as free while allowing other studies to do real damage without any oversight at all. The … Continue reading

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the history of civics and news literacy education

Facebook11 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 11I’m in Chicago for Poynter’s News Literacy Summit, entitled “Because News Matters.” Participants promote (to varying degrees) such outcomes as: following and understanding the news, taking informed action as citizens, understanding how the media work, critically interpreting … Continue reading

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how to teach the constitution of cyberspace

Facebook26 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 26Tomorrow at the American Political Science Association, I’ll be joining Hahrie C. Han (Wellesley College), Cathy J. Cohen (University of Chicago), and Joseph Kahne (Mills College) on a panel on Civic Education after the Digital Revolution Date (10:15 … Continue reading

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MOOCs are old and shopworn

Facebook8 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 8This is from a Connected Planet article in 1997: Ah, spring – the time of year when students decide to skip classes en masse and sit outside enjoying the sun and fresh air. For the students of … Continue reading

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the new information technologies empower whom?

Facebook13 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 13(Frederick, MD) Within the past week, I have read two good manuscript chapters about the Dreamers and how they have used social media to change the public debate about naturalization and citizenship rights–even though they are young, … Continue reading

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the latest on online political engagement

Facebook10 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 10Aaron Smith of the Pew Internet & Public Life Project has released a new report based on Pew’s polling that provides the best current information on how we use the Internet and social media to engage in … Continue reading

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games, digital badges, and alternative assessments in civics

Facebook7 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 7Badges are portable credentials that demonstrate that someone possesses a specific skill. They differ from diplomas, which signify the completion of a whole course of study. Critics worry that adopting badges widely would undermine the holistic value … Continue reading

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