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New Media Literacy Score

Our colleague Jimmy Young – assistant Professor at the Department of Social Work, University of Nebraska – Kearny, recently started a survey exploring the New Media Literacy of Social Work educators, instructors, and students. His survey is a good way to self-assess your New Media Literacy as it ends with a score about once literacy. My result:

Thanks for taking this survey. Your New Media Literacy Score is: 247

Congratulations, you are a media literacy Master!!! Your prowess is of new media is evident and you seem to fully enjoy taking part in it. You are smart about interpreting the news media and confident in your abilities online. This is important today as understanding new media will not leave you behind, but instead you will be creating and sharing the information of the future. Your ease and comfort with various media types will be an important asset to you socially and professionally.

The result made me feel good 🙂 … until I past the survey to one of my colleagues and tech-savvy soul mate who came out with 269 😦

What’s your score? Share in the comments!


If you follow me on Twitter then you know that I have already sent out a link about this study I am conducting. However, I also wanted to share this brief blog post as it relates to my sampling strategy for this study. You may recall a post several months back about Participatory Culture and Web 2.0 for Social Work Education. This study is the next phase of my work so I hope you will join in.  Here is some more information with the link below.

You are invited to participate in a survey entitled, Assessing New Media Literacies in Social Work Education. The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between media literacy and digital participation among social work educators and students. Specifically, this study will increase understanding regarding the use of information and communication technologies such as social media, while testing the validity and reliability…

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This entry was posted on August 15, 2013 by in Professional Development, Science and tagged , , , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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