Media Literacy Research
Associations and Organizations
Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media
The mission of the Fred Rogers Center is to advance the fields of early learning and children’s media by acting as a catalyst for communication, collaboration, and creative change.
Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop: Advancing Children’s Learning in the Digital Age
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop focuses on the new challenges children face today, asking the 21st century equivalent of her original question, “How can emerging media help children learn?”
National Association for Media Literacy Education
The National Association for Media Literacy Education is a national membership organization dedicated to media literacy as a basic life skill for the 21st century.
- Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8: A joint position statement issued by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College
- Media Use by Children Younger Than 2 Years from the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Screen time: how electronic media–from baby videos to education software–affects your young child
- Born digital : understanding the first generation of digital natives
- The elephant in the living room : make television work for your kids
- Contemporary debates in childhood education and development
- Effective Classroom Practice: Infants and Toddlers (NAEYC)
- Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education (Alliance for Childhood)
- How True Are Our Assumptions about Screen Time? (NAEYC)
- Today’s E-Moms: Engaged, Enabled, Entertained (BlogHer)
- Zero to Eight: Children’s Media use in America (Common Sense Media)
Scholarly Articles (you’ll probably need a database subscription to access these)
- More, C.M. & Travers, J.C. (2013). What’s app with that? Selecting educational apps for young children with disabilities. Young Exceptional Children 16, 15-32. doi: 10.1177/1096250612464763
- Hisrich, K. & Blanchard, J. (2009). Digital media and emergent literacy. Computers in the Schools 26:4, 240-255.
- Christakis, D. et. al. (2013). Modifying media content for preschool children: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, (February 18, 2013): n. pag. Web. 29 May 2013. pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/02/13/peds.2012-1493
- Lauricella, A.R. et. al. (2010). Contingent computer interactions for young children’s object retrieval success. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 31, 362-369. http://elp.georgetown.edu/pdf/Lauricellaetal2010.pdf