Human-Social Information Sciences

Media and Information Literacy C15

  • Prof. Tatsuya Horita      
  • 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 and easier, the ability to choose the information one needs from a large amount of information and the ability to judge whether the information one uses 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 the field of information literacy, in order to consider academically the development of information literacy in response to changes in society, the following three things are emphasized, taking into account classical media theory and the latest trends in information and communication technology. (1) Remembering a dispassionate point of view that is not influenced by trends, (2) having a practical attitude that is close to those who are actually working in the field, and (3) dialogue to reconcile the respective positions. And in this field, the following research is being conducted. (a) the search for methodologies to improve the quality of education through the active use of advancing information and communication technologies, (b) the development of futuristic literacies for media and information and methods to foster them, and (c) operational issues such as policies and governance of educational institutions to realize these, and educational programs to foster leaders. 

 In this laboratory, 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, and promote advanced and empirical research in complex research areas such as learning support for acquiring information literacy and learning analytics. We will also promote advanced and empirical research in complex research areas such as learning support for information literacy and learning analytics, with an emphasis on returning research results to society. We have high expectations for our graduate students, who are sincerely confronting research subjects that change with the times and social backgrounds, and carrying out their research.
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  • Media Education in Kansai University Elementary School