Ethical considerations t he consideration of ethics in research, and in general business for that matter, is of growing importance. Digital anddigi media literacy a white paper by renee hobbs a plan of action. This is the principle of voluntary engagement of the youth. This is because the web has increasingly become an information resource. Digital media, youth, and credibility cambridge, ma. Flanagin pdf files with commentary at mit press filed under. James gee from the university of wisconsin at madison is designing and developing innovative game modules, curricula, and tools for media literacy. Guided by the main model, this study examines how individuals evaluate the source credibility of tweets and retweets based on noncontent attributes. However, todays media, government, and educational institutions are still grappling with how to better prepare youth and adults for living in the global village, where content is now easily accessible and virtually limitless. Users can create content, and anything created in this digital life becomes instantly replicable and viewable by vast invisible audiences. Eastin, gunther eysenbach, brian hilligoss, frances jacobson harris, r. Credibility of health information and digital media tspace. Digital life describes the media world that our kids inhabit 247 online, on mobile phones and other devices, and anywhere media is displayed. Toward a theoretical framework for digital age information behavior of youth.
Youth from different backgrounds and classes and parts of cairo were all marching together calling for freedom, and i guess the rest was history, mosaab elshamy, a student in cairo, said. In maroantsetra, madagascar, young people participating in a voices of youth maps workshop capture a report about their environment. But these efforts, as substantial as they are, even if they are. Have the digital habits of youth robbed them of the. All citizens need the process skills of media literacy to be. Social media are increasingly being used as an information source, including information related to risks and crises. Digital media, youth, and credibility the mit press.
It is also becoming increasingly important to understand what contributes to scientific learning, including information sources and trust in those sources. Amid growing concern over social medias impact and influence on todays youth, a new pew research center survey of u. Support a digital and media literacy dml youth corps to bring digital and media literacy to underserved communities and special populations via public libraries, museums and other community centers. Mit press 2007 in press to be published by mit press end of 2007. Knowledge about science and technology has become increasingly important in this age of digital information overload. Many governments restrict access to digital media in some way, either to prevent obscenity or in. Youth, information quality, and fitness information within social media. We have the choice in how we use online technology and digital media. Thirdly, there is a tension between ideal of trust and the push for greater consumer scepticism in the age of fake news. Biological components of substance abuse and addiction 1993, by united states congress office of technology assessment pdf files at princeton. The more, though, that weve delved into this, the more we realized of course, that part of what makes the. Flanagin and miriam metzger with ethan hartsell, alex markov, ryan medders, rebekah pure, and elisia choi new digital media and learning as an emerging area and worked examples as one way forward by james paul gee. A proposed theory about youth heuristics associated with digital media leads to a list of quality criteria that includes utility, importance, relevance, believability, popularity, etc. Unparalleled opportunity and unprecedented responsibility.
Sns, like all media, depend on loyal followers for their existence. News explosions and their impact on issues, crises, and public opinion amsterdam. It is, therefore, critical that you understand the basics of ethical research and how this might affect your research project. Flanagin pdf files with commentary at mit press from media hype to twitter storm. Toward a theoretical framework for digital age information. Youth, information quality, and fitness information within. Once again, social media is social currency for young people. Flanagin pdf files with commentary at mit press contexts and contributions. Embracing powerlessness in pursuit of digital resilience. Specifically, participants in the study were asked to view 1 of 3 mock pages that varied the recency with which tweets were posted and then to report on their perceived source credibility of the page owner. Digital media, youth, and credibility fills this gap in the literature. The effects of social networking sites on students. In addition, the persuasive technology lab 3 at stanford university has.
An empirical examination of youth, digital media use, and information credibility by andrew j. The use of digital media by adolescents living in outofhome care raises safeguarding and riskmanagement concerns, creating challenges for practitioners in how to. Macarthur foundation series on digital learning digital media, youth, and credibility miriam j. Technologys impact on the creative potential of youth. Today, social media use is nearly universal among teens. Building the distributed library 2006, by martha l. The report was uploaded to an online map using global positioning system gps coordinates. Articles included in the journal represent the most current research and insights of the. Macarthur foundation in connection with its grant making initiative on digital media and learning. What we might learn from digital natives john palfrey and urs gasser. The current study examines how pieces of information available in social media impact perceptions of source credibility. Technologys impact on the creative potential of youth jim rubin a a union college available online. Young people, ethics, and the new digital media this report was made possible by grants from the john d.
Digital media is seen by many scholars as having a role in arab spring, and crackdowns on the use of digital and social media by embattled governments are increasingly common. Teens social media habits and experiences pew research. Indeed, youth respondents have reported that the internet is their primary source of general information, even if the credibility of such information is difficult to determine. Credibility of health information and digital media. Macarthur foundation series on digital media and learning. Credibility online has become an important topic since the mid1990s. Toward a theoretical framework for digital age information behavior of youth welcome to the ideals repository. First, young people as a group are using media, and digital media in particular, more than ever before. This is especially important if your research involves inter. Much research has been done on credibility and new media, but little of it focuses on users younger than college students.
The majority of documents that can be found on the internet, however, lack such. In addition, the persuasive technology lab 3 at stanford university has studied web credibility and proposed the principal components of online credibility and a general. The technology, engineering, and design education journal, volume xiv, is the result of the contributions of numerous technology, engineering, and design education professionals. Jamaica winter 2008articleshome reading promoting motivation. Sydney valerio, north rockland high school, english language arts, tenth grade, allow for a three to five days project time frame. A call for the enhanced in the digital rights discourse. The positive and negative effects of social networking sites on students studying and habits were examined in this research. Digital youth work can happen in facetoface situations as well as in online environments or in a. Henry jenkins from the massachusetts institute of technology is developing a new framework and models for media literacy.
Perhaps the most important cue for youthboth in the search context as well as with. Parents and educators have the space and opportunity to have conversations with kids about social media, their behavior on it, and the pros and cons of a digital footprint. They discuss such topics as the credibility of health information online, how to teach credibility assessment, and public policy solutions. Burbules63 has suggested that because information is presented in a similar format on web. Use it irresponsibly and face the consequences whether legal or social. Sponsored by the yale programs in international educational resources pier perspective matters. Although this population group has widespread adoption of the internet and social media, they. Home conferences cpr proceedings sigmiscpr 15 youth, information quality, and fitness information within social media. Perhaps the most important cue for youth both in the search context as well as with. Social media is important to communicate with people, shareask information, and followevaluateinterpret the events, etc. Global youth in the digital age 20 yale pier summer institute. Media sources, credibility, and perceptions of science.1328 173 1276 282 123 909 84 1345 1411 1516 587 1032 250 563 626 1170 1292 516 24 136 521 1050 820 844 1085 803 836 1534 585 1175 1066 733 1508 425 1429 495 310 1245 670 1349 724 268 928 1184 756