"What Research Says About … Teaching Media Literacy" by Dr. Jane L. David is an article available through ASCD's Educational Leadership. Dr. David explains how the Internet has changed the scope of media literacy and the need for it to be taught in schools. Based on a review of some available research, she outlines some of the unique challenges and needs for teaching digital media literacy education.
Dr. David reviews research related to digital media literacy, such as surveys of students' Internet use and studies of online reading skills. This article could be useful to educators and librarians who wanted an overview of a research-based rationale for digital media literacy education, as well as some references that might be helpful for further reading and study.