A recent survey by the Informed Citizen Project shows that media literacy is being done on campuses across the country, especially in those that are active participants in the American Democracy Project.
The survey, conducted in mid-2012, collected responses from 39 ADP member institutions, and the results suggest media literacy education has the opportunity to develop into a more significant element of civic skills building at American universities.
Almost every respondent said they believed media and information literacy skills are important, and more than three in five institutions surveyed indicated that their college actively provided some form of media literacy education to their students, while more than three quarters of the respondents said they were providing active information literacy skills to their students. Less than a fifth of respondents to both questions indicated they were not sure about their campus’ efforts, supporting the assertion that respondents’ roles made them well-qualified to understand…
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