Here is a quote from Wartella and Jenkins
"Computer technology has ushered in a new era of mass media, bringing with it great promise and great concerns about the effect on children’s development and wellbeing.
Although we tend to see these issues as being new, similar promises and concerns have accompanied each new wave of media technology throughout the past century: films in the early 1900s, radio in the 1920s, and television in the 1940s. With the introduction of each of these technologies, proponents touted the educational benefits for children, while opponents voiced fears about exposure to inappropriate commercial, sexual, and violent content."
I agree with Miles to question real thing - the Internet and computers are part of the fabric of everyday life for most children (in the West anyway).
I think that the study of media should be part of a general education (despite the seasonal gripes in UK papers about the validity of Media Studies as a valid academic subject) so that young people can learn to be critical consumers of media, safe from the utopic and dystopic claims alike.
Teaching with Moodle
Has anyone arguments counter technophones?
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