The New Media Literacies Project is based at MIT’s comparative media studies department. It is funded by the MacArthur Foundation and aims to develop a theoretical framework and curriculum for k-12 students, based around the integration of new media tools into education.
The project is still under way. The website has some examples of project work and some interesting blog entries and articles, particularly by Henry Jenkins - the project’s leader.
The project’s partners include several very interesting media / youth / education projects, based at high profile universities and institutions - the site has links to these projects.
There are also the beginnings of a showcase of student work - although this is still in development.
It will be interesting to see how this project unfolds, to see the extent to which traditional frameworks for media education (eg key concepts) are applied to new media.
I am a media literacy educator at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. I teach in the Film and Media Curriculum units in the Bachelor of Education Degrees.
I'm involved with media education through Australian Teachers of Media, Qld and through syllabus and assessment implementation for Queensland Studies Authority committees.
My research is in the area of media education and identity formation, particularly in relation to participation with new media.