ISSN: 17572681
First published in 2009
3 issues per volume
Volume 1 Issue 1
Cover Date: September 2009
Sounds like teen spirit: iTunes U, podcasting and a sonic education
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Authors:  Tara Brabazon 
DOI: 10.1386/iscc.1.1.71/1

media studies 2.0, podcasting, iTunes U, sonic media, online education

This paper probes a moment in the history of Media Studies education. My study enters iTunes U to explore how teaching, learning and scholarship are defined and operate in this environment. Podcasting is neither celebrated nor vilified, but situated within a much longer history of sound in education. Instead of positioning the iPod as a rupture in music, commerce and downloading practices – thereby triggering the historical redundancy of analogue sound – this platform becomes an opportunity to reconfigure the function of sound in media education. The interest remains, not Media Studies 2.0 or 1.0, but media literacy. Such a phrase and study does not require a designation or an imperative for platform migration. The development of media literacy remains contiguous, gradual, considered, contemporary, passionate and planned.
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