IUPUC and Ivy Tech join to celebrate Media Literacy Week

The Division of Liberal Arts at IUPUC, in conjunction with the Liberal Arts Department at Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus, and the University Library will be hosting a series of events at the Columbus Learning Center during the week of October 28 – November 1 to celebrate Media Literacy Week.

Tables will be staffed throughout the week on Main Street of the Columbus Learning Center, providing students, faculty and staff with information about media literacy education, as well as answer questions about media and education.

Events include:

— Tuesday, October 29, 12–1 p.m. in the Summerville Room at the Columbus Learning Center – “Talkback: Digital Natives Talk Media with Educators.” A panel of students will tell the audience what they want us to know about their generation’s media use both inside and outside the classroom, and field questions from the audience.

— Thursday, October 31, 12–1 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at the Columbus Learning Center – “What the Internet Knows about You.” Dr. Pamela Morris, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at IUPUC will present areas of online privacy concern, show you how to see what data is known about you, and where possible, how to stop data collection.

Media Literacy Week is sponsored nationally by the National Association for Media Literacy Education with a mission to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.

All events are free and you are invited.