The Necessity and Importance of Incorporating Media and Information Literacy into Holistic Metaliteracy

Salehi-Nejad, Alireza The Necessity and Importance of Incorporating Media and Information Literacy into Holistic Metaliteracy. Journal of Cyberspace Studies, 2020, vol. 4, n. 1, pp. 69-75. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Digitalization and the emergence of the Internet have resulted in escalating access to information and communication. Given the circumstances that soaring access to information amounts to the intensification of misinformation and disinformation, a set of critical skills to navigate and critically assess the information is necessary. This paper outlines the significance of these skills, and provides a perspective on metaliteracy as a supplement to media and information literacy, and argues that the ability to conceptualize, access, comprehend, analyze, and use information is crucial in achieving inclusive, pluralistic, and participatory knowledge societies.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Digital communications, information consumption, media and information literacy, media discourse, meta-literacy, metaliteracy, political discourse
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
B. Information use and sociology of information
L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Alireza Salehi Nejad
Date deposited: 15 Feb 2020 13:04
Last modified: 15 Feb 2020 13:04


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