Editing a Wikipedia article for the first time.

Editing a Wikipedia article for the first time.

I had my first experience with editing a Wikipedia article this week, and it wasn’t at all what I expected. This experience challenged me to write in a completely different style than I’m used to, as well as find and cite sources from completely different places than...
How does media creation affect media literacy?

How does media creation affect media literacy?

Media creation affects all five of the core elements of media literacy as defined by NAMLE, which heavily parallels user experience (UX) content best practices that help users quickly find content that is the most valuable to them. UX content informs, helps, inspires,...
Civic Imagination: Learning Experience Literacy

Civic Imagination: Learning Experience Literacy

How does the fear of failing impact a person’s willingness to try? Mark Rober conducted an interesting experiment on his YouTube channel, where he asked his followers to play a simple game he made because he wanted to prove that anyone could learn to code. Image...
The Evolution of Toxic Masculinity Portrayal in the Media

The Evolution of Toxic Masculinity Portrayal in the Media

The “Real Men Don’t Cry” Stereotype I remember playing in the cul-de-sac every week with the other neighborhood kids all the way through elementary school — playing manhunt, riding bikes, and playing all kinds of games and activities. One friend in particular — a boy...
Global Warming Controversy

Global Warming Controversy

What is global warming? Global warming, climate change, weather, and climate are vocabulary terms that tend to be used interchangeably, but are actually quite different. In the interest of making sure we’re all on the same page from the beginning of this article,...