Talk:Lesson 1: Defining Media and Media Literacy


-- Tasha Youngman (talk) 09:43, 18 November 2013 (EST)

Josh, I like your design with all of your separate pages. What a great idea to have a list for your learners to compare their list to. One thing that you might want to do is add a link back to the homepage on your course pages. I found it frustrating when I wanted to get back to the homepage and had to click through all of the linked pages to get back. I do understand that for some people it is easier to just see one link and follow it. Great job!! Tasha

many links -- Janewilde (talk) 15:50, 19 November 2013 (EST)

I like the way you are putting different components on separate page. You might be overdoing it. I'd like a little more of a sense of the overall unit/lesson before going out to another page(but that may be a personal preference on my part). For instance, The brainstorming activity and wrap up descriptions could be on the lesson one page and the comparison list and mini-lecture could be on separate pages.

I agree with Tasha and recommend that you make navigation between pages and back very easy for the user. I also encourage you to spruce up your pages with some images (for engagement and added meaning).

Ally's Evaluation for Josh -- Ally Dellacioppa (talk) 17:15, 21 November 2013 (EST)


As a social studies teacher myself, I see a lot of relevance and importance in teaching media literacy. I think this is a really important topic that you chose to center your research project around. I agree with Tasha that it is nice that each section of your lesson is on a separate page. This helps keep things from getting too “bulky.” It is very easy to navigate through your course especially since you include a continue link at the bottom of each activity. I like that you start out by having students brainstorm about the kinds of media they are most familiar with. I feel this will really help get things started on the right foot. I also like how you have included a brief introduction to media literacy with a concrete definition and specific examples of media literacy.

I think that it would benefit you to incorporate images and other graphics so that it is not just text on your pages. This would help bring the course to life more so to speak. Other than that, I think you are off to a great start.


-- Chelsea pease (talk) 19:01, 21 November 2013 (EST)

Josh, Your multiple pages gives the learner the ability to focus on one topic at a time and definitely gives a sequential feeling to the unit. However, you might want to break it up less for the next unit. Other than that the literacy topic is interesting and relevant. Your objectives are clear and supported through your activities. Great job!

More from Jane -- Janewilde (talk) 16:08, 27 November 2013 (EST)

Hi Josh, What I like so far

  • great topic
  • good reflective activities
  • meaningful use of images
  • balance of reading and doing.

Things to consider

  • try to strike a balance between all the pages of unit one and only one page for unit two.
  • provide easier navigation. Take a look at how Tasha uses a links section at the bottom of every page.