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January 2010

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Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook

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Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology


In Speaking the Lower Frequencies: Students and Media Literacy Walter R. Jacobs explores how college students can become critical consumers of media while retaining the pleasure they derive from it. Speaking the Lower Frequencies 2.0: Race, Learning, and Literacy in the Digital Age builds on its predecessor by examining pedagogy and literacy through theories and practices of digital media making, specifically digital storytelling methods used in a fall 2008 undergraduate class, "Digital Storytelling in and with Communities of Color." Jacobs begins his keynote with the course description and then examines one component of the class project. students' engagement with "social ghosts," the strong but usually hidden and unexamined forces that structure their educational experiences.


This article originally appeared in Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers in Volume 31 and can be found online at this link.

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