3 CREDITS | ELECTIVE
Multimedia Literacy is designed to provide candidates with the opportunities to explore an emerging body of literature where media and communication studies converge with educators, researchers and public policy makers. This course will prepare candidates to facilitate the convergence of students’ interests in communications, cultural studies, media production and literacy education. This course will focus on a set of specific multimedia tools and seeks to increase candidates’ multimedia literacy skills to enable her/him to facilitate student learning using these tools.
The course will enable candidates to explore several types of multimedia and build an understanding of:
- How each technology works;
- How to exploit each tool to facilitate learning and increase student academic achievement; and
- How to evaluate resources related to each form of multimedia literacy.