Human-Social Information Sciences

Media and Information Literacy C15

  • Prof. Tatsuya Horita      
  • Assoc. Prof. Toru Nagahama  
  • Assis. Prof. Taku Kawada  
KeywordsInformation Literacy, Media Literacy, Media Education, ICT and Information Education, ICT-based Education, Online Education, Learning Analytics

Consider the nurturing of information literacy as it is transformed by the advancement of information and communication technologies.

With the development of information and communication technology and AI, we live in a society where anyone can transmit information at any time. While the use of information is becoming easier, the ability to choose the information from a large amount of information and the ability to judge whether the information is appropriate are required. Today, these abilities are called "information literacy", and it is known that the nature of information literacy will change as society changes.
In this field, the following three points are emphasized in order to consider the development of information literacy in response to changes in society. These are based on classical media theory and the latest trends in information and communication technology.
(1)    Remembering to maintain a calm perspective that is not influenced by trends
(2)    Having a practical attitude that is close to those who are actually working on the field
(3)    Engaging in dialogue to reconcile their respective positions
We will conduct research on (a) the search for methodologies to improve the quality of education through the active use of advancing information and communication technologies, (b) the study of future literacies about media and information and the development of methods to foster them, and (c) the operational issues such as policies and governance of educational institutions and educational programs to foster leaders.
In this laboratory, we place emphasis on promoting advanced and empirical research and giving the research outcome back to society. For this purpose, in addition to our accumulated knowledge of media and education, we will strengthen our collaboration with fields such as mathematical data science and AI, which are rapidly gaining importance in society. Also, we will continuously conduct researches in complex research areas such as learning support for information literacy and learning analytics. We have high expectations for our graduate students who are sincerely confronting the research subjects diversified as the times change.
  • Correlation of Literacy in Information, Media, and Technology Yuhei Yamauchi (2003) Literacy in the Digital Society. Iwanami Shoten, p.72.

  • Media Education in Kansai University Elementary School