Renee Hobbs


Renee Hobbs is one of the nation’s leading authorities on media literacy education. She is a Professor of Communication at Temple University’s School of Communication and Theater, where she founded the Media Education Lab, a center for research and community service in media literacy. She has created numerous award-winning multimedia curriculum materials for K-12 English language arts educators and students. Her book, Teaching the Media: Media Literacy in High School English (2007, Teachers College Press) provides the first large-scale empirical evidence of the impact of media literacy education on adolescents’ reading comprehension and critical analysis skills.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports
    • Author

    The fundamental goals of media literacy education -- to cultivate critical thinking about media and its role in culture and society and to strengthen creative communication skills -- are compromised by unnecessary copyright restrictions and lack of understanding about copyright law, as interviews with dozens of teachers and makers of media literacy curriculum materials showed.

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