Posts Tagged ‘digital literacy’

We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

March 22, 2018


You Think You Want Media Literacy… Do You? – Data and Society: Points

March 13, 2018

The below original text was the basis for Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd’s March 2018 SXSW Edu keynote,“What Hath We Wrought?” — Ed.
— Read on

A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders

February 4, 2018

A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders

Educating for Democracy in a Partisan Age

May 18, 2017

Kahne, J. and Bowyer, B. (2017) ‘Educating for Democracy in a Partisan Age’, American Educational Research Journal, 54(1), p.3-34.

This article is right along the lines I’ve been thinking about (in the ‘digital citizenship’ strand of my rhyzome). They used social media style, politically polarised items to test respondents’ reactions. Three key findings were

  • Respondents (aged 15-27) reacted (to some degree) according to their personal political beliefs, not the likelihood of the item being true (even when it was clearly false)
  • They were not more likely to answer objectively if they were more knowledgeable about politics.
  • But they were more likely to react objectively if they (reported that they) had had media literacy lessons in school.

The study didn’t ask what the lessons were like, though…so that’s another question.

The bibliography should also be very useful.