Digital media is very much a part of our day-to-day lives. For some of us, it’s hard to remember there not being a computer or a cell phone somewhere around, whether at home or school. The media landscape has changed vastly over the last 20 years; this has major ramifications for us as both producers and consumers of digital media.
Being “digitally fluent” is considered a key 21st Century skill. So, what does it mean to be fluent in digital media? It goes way beyond putting a “Snap” on your Story or posting to Facebook. It’s a matter of knowing which medium is best given what you want to say – and who you want to converse with!
Through J175: Media Fluency in the Digital Age, students will critically examine and engage with this media landscape. Students will analyze how digital media content is created and digested by various audiences, across social, political, and economic environments.