Monday, May 18, 2009

This is Multimedia Literacy

In posting a link to Intersections: The South Los Angeles Reporting Project, Mark Marino characterizes it as a real example of "multimedia literacy" being practiced at Crenshaw High School. I'd have to agree with him and wonder why issue-free PowerPoint presentations are so often the designated "multimedia literacy" assignment in public schools.

Of course, given recent budget cuts and sparring over teacher layoffs, one might worry about how supposedly student-generated content might be used to promote the agendas of the labor force of pedagogues who wield power over the young filmmakers. Would it be okay to post critiques of teachers and teaching as well?

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