After two excellent conversations, with Renee Hobbs in June and with Jeanne Narum in October, I have created a brief document with Recommendations for Practitioners that pulls together some key results from my dissertation research. I welcome your comments and suggestions.
I presented my dissertation research for the first time after my proposal defense this past Saturday at the IVLA 2011 conference. Listening to the three keynote speakers was especially helpful as I think through the process of turning my research from a hard-to-read dissertation writeup to something more accessible for practitioners and for future research. Renee Hobbs gave a useful history of the different types of new literacy that have emerged and how they overlap and intersect with each other. I am beginning to understand how to differentiate video-related media literacy from the more established concepts of visual literacy and news literacy. I also gained new appreciation for the power of visual images through several of the concurrent sessions.