A Study of Elementary School Students’ Perceptions towards Media Literacy in digital learning environments
Chiungsui Chang, Department of Educational Technology, Tamkang University, Taiwan ; Fei-Liang Chien, Department of Accounting Information, Kainan University, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The arrival of new digital technology has the potential to change education radically. The study developed a Media Literacy Self-assessment Scale (MLSS), including the subscales of media application skills; learning with media; and attitudes toward media. More than 1,500 fifth and sixth graders in Taiwan responded to the Scale. The study revealed that the scale showed adequate reliability in assessing the elementary school students’ perceptions about media literacy in digital learning environments. In addition, the students had quite different responses toward different subscales of the MLSS. Moreover, female students tended to perform media literacy than their male counterparts did. The students of different grades also displayed varying views toward media literacy. The other results also provided in this study.
Chang, C. & Chien, F.L. (2008). A Study of Elementary School Students’ Perceptions towards Media Literacy in digital learning environments. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3648-3655). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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