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While there were many points of interest in the second part of Crash Course’s history of media literacy, one thing that stuck out for me was this statement:

If Martin Luther and Guttenberg worried that we didn’t have enough media around, in the 20th century, we start to worry if people have too much.

It was the narrator’s way of saying how times have changed. Back then the worry was that not enough people had enough information. Now the worry seems to an information explosion.

This part of the series seems to set up the rest of the series, i.e., the rationales for why we need media literacy and all its variants.

Crash Course is one of the many YouTube channels I subscribe to. It has great content that is pitched at the layperson, but professional enough for use in most classrooms.


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I am looking forward to their next series on “Media Literacy”.

From the announcement video above, I gather that it is not pitched at educators. It is not even designed and presented by an educator in the traditional sense of the word.

But I will be watching all twelve episodes and I am sure I will get an education. I hope to learn something new, to have some good ideas reinforced, and some bad ones challenged.


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