This report examines the explicit and implicit messages embedded in the media’s presentation of issues related to digital media and learning in the nation’s newspapers, radio and TV news sources. When mainstream news outlets discuss issues related to digital media and learning, the focus is mainly on uses in the business and political sectors, ignoring the potential of digital media as interactive pedagogical tools for K-12 children. The report underscores significant opportunities to shift public understanding of this issue by framing digital media as an interactive, hands-on and engaged approach to student learning.
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