Why Media Literacy Goes Beyond Trusted Sources
In this MarketScale TV interview, Todd Brekhus, Chief Product Officer for the edtech solution Renaissancejoins Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin for a discussion on the importance of media literacy in today’s education landscape and how solutions like Renaissance are working to make it an integral part of the curriculum. kindergarten to 12th grade.
“A lack of information can be detrimental. A lack of knowledge is very damaging to a society and a culture. We need more information, we need more knowledge, we need more curiosity. – Todd Brekhus
Brekhus helps explain why media literacy is still an issue in schools today and how a lack of critical analysis in content consumption can have domino effects for students. He and Litwin delve into Renaissance’s media literacy strategies, including what defines a source as trustworthy, how analyzing power and understanding bias, and understanding content as a creator, encourages media literacy and how educators can integrate media literacy into their curriculum in a way that feels frictionless to the student, as well as engaging and insightful?
Renaissance’s learning platforms, which are used in more than a third of American schools and in more than 100 countries around the world, have made media literacy a key part of their solutions, developing an exclusive media education tool, myON News. Earlier this year, the company offered unlimited and free access to its myON News service from February 1 to 7. Brekhus also offers insight into the impact of this campaign.