Media literacy as a by-product of collaborative video production by CS students

Anna Vasilchenko, David Philip Green, Haneen Qarabash, Anne Preston, Tom Bartindale, Madeline Balaam

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Abstract

Understanding, promoting, and teaching media literacy is an important societal challenge. STEM educators are increasingly looking to incorporate 21st century skills such as media literacy into core subject education. In this paper we investigate how undergraduate Computer Science (CS) students can learn media literacy as a by-product of collaborative video tutorial production. The paper presents a study of 34 third-year CS undergraduates who, as part of their learning, were each asked to produce three video tutorials on Raspberry Pi programming, using a collaborative video production tool for mobile phones (Bootlegger). We provide results of both quantitative and qualitative analysis of the production process and resulting video tutorials, and conclude that the student cohort demonstrated a clear development of media literacy skills. The paper's contribution is twofold. First, we add to the understanding of how the use of mobile collaborative video production technology by non-professionals can help them learn to create meaningful media messages with little scaffolding. Second, we present an alternative pedagogical approach that can help CS students acquire 21st century skills such as media literacy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITiCSE’17 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer
Subtitle of host publicationJuly 3–5, 2017 Bologna, Italy
EditorsIrene Polycarpou, Guido Rößling
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages58-63
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450347044
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education 2017 - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 3 Jul 20175 Jul 2017
Conference number: 22nd
https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3059009 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education 2017
Abbreviated titleITiCSE 2017
CountryItaly
CityBologna
Period3/07/175/07/17
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Keywords

  • Co-production
  • Media literacy
  • Mobile video
  • User-generated content

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