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Digital and media literacy white paper lauds DigMe program

The white paper-Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action [.pdf] by The Aspen Institute and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, highlights the DigMe program in its report, which outlines a 10-point action plan with specific steps that policymakers, education officials, media professionals, and community advocates can take to develop a community education movement for digital and media literacy. A partnership between the University of Minnesota and Roosevelt High School (students pictured above) in Minneapolis, the DigMe program is designed to empower students to think critically, build meaning, and demonstrate their understanding across subjects through the use of digital media and technologies.

The DigMe program partners with University of Minnesota faculty and students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (Cynthia Lewis, professor of literacy eduction; Cassie Scharber, assistant professor of learning technologies; and doctoral students Jessica Dockter, literacy education; Lauren Causey, literacy eduction; Bjorn Pederson, learning technologies; Brian Lozenski, culture and teaching).

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