Families should be more involved in digital literacy education as parents are the ones who introduce digital media to their children.
Dozens of voluntary researchers in nine Indonesian cities mapped digital literacy activities and they found the country needs much more to solve their digital media problems.
RackaRacka, a sketch channel on YouTube, have been called Australia’s most successful content creators.
Screenshot from YouTube
Online video is flourishing in Australia with very little government attention. Content creators like Youtube channel RackaRacka are getting millions of viewers, numbers the traditional screen industry can only dream of.
The traditional media industry comes with a large environmental cost, but emissions from digital productions are often ignored.
How much is too much screen time for kids?
For decades, parents have fretted over 'screen time,' limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media... and how parents should (or shouldn't) regulate it.
Ella Russell, a second grade student at Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, works on an e-book during class.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Textbooks were once a major piece of educational infrastructure. But as digital content expands, a new kind of 'textbook' is improving the quality of K-12 instruction.
Wikipedia has earned our trust. Now its founder proposes an innovative assault on fake news with Wikitribune.
Should you be digitally fasting this Lent?
Cellphone image via www.shutterstock.com
Digital fasting during Lent has become popular. Technology, in fact, can be good for religion.
It's not alternative facts we need to worry about, it's the fact that moguls still dominate the media, both old and new.
Jan Martin Will
A generation of 'new media' sites is challenging traditional news organisations when it comes to reporting the environment.
Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities are more widely shared.
Internet.org by Facebook/Facebook
Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities not just for access, but also for active participation, are more widely shared.
Digital media has feasted off Donald Trump’s lies.
Nick Lehr/The Conversation
Lies, Twitter bots and sensation reign in the era of for-profit digital media.
You won't believe how falling revenues are leading to news companies trashing journalistic standards.
Parents should be involved in their children’s use of electronic devices.
Parent and child with tablet via shutterstock.com
The lead author of a new American Academy of Pediatrics statement summarizes important guidelines for children's use of electronic devices.
The long peace is over but we don’t yet know what will come next.
Digital media has the power to inform, but it is also helping some to spread hate. Have we reached the tipping point between order and chaos at the global level?
Television is a 20th century medium that must change to survive in the 21st century.
Same news, different medium?
Social networking, smartphones, ad blockers, oh my. A global survey of 50,000 news consumers assessed the ways we get our news in 2016.
Creating images with fractals thanks to a computer program.
The greatest tool of artists is their imagination but throw in a computer and things never imagined become possible.
We should fret less about what teenagers do with their phones, and spend more time talking to them about what the digital, connected future holds for them.
Mark Scott has altered the ABC in profound ways.
Mark Scott will hand to Michelle Guthrie a much-transformed ABC – one that does the same things in very new ways.
The ‘Lose Yourself in Melbourne’ ad was onto something: instead of being directed to the fastest or shortest route, some people might want to take a diverting detour.
'It's Easy to Lose Yourself in Melbourne', Tourism Victoria
If smart cities run on big data and algorithms that channel only 'relevant' information and opinions to us, how do we maintain the diversity of ideas and possibilities that drives truly smart cities?