Integrating Key Cultural Ideas Into Digital Media Literacy Production

Two Classroom-Based Case Studies

Authored by: Natalie Underberg-Goode

International Handbook of Media Literacy Education

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138645493
eBook ISBN: 9781315628110
Adobe ISBN: 9781317240068


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In this chapter I compare and contrast lessons concerning how to integrate key cultural concepts into digital design in two separate classes: an undergraduate Digital Media course taught in the United States and a graduate Visual Anthropology course taught in Peru. The experience demonstrated that the approach requires students to engage with new ideas and perspectives to learn how to leverage visual, textual, and interactive elements to convey cultural heritage.

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