Being Better

Matteo Zachetti makes a very good point. It is important for us to become more “media literate” because the opportunities and needs to communicate through media have grown. I agree with this. In the past, we had limited ways to consume information. But now, the ways in which we can access information has grown tremendously. We are almost constantly being “attacked” in a way, with information-its a daily process that we don’t even realize. Thus, becoming more aware of our information consumption process (meta-literacy) and becoming a better consumer of knowledge, will greatly benefit us as students. For example, in class we learned many ways to evaluate the authenticity of a source. This is very helpful because there is a lot of bad information out there that we must be aware of. On the flip side, we must take it upon ourselves to become better media producers. This includes unintentionally and intentionally putting information out there that we know is “unhealthy.” For example, in class we learned about copyright law. Its very important as producers that we give credit where credit is due-in the form of a bibliography. We must know that we are part of the problem, if we are not part of the solution, when producing information.

 

#metaliteracy

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