Think of the MOOC as a sandwich.
It’s a bit unorthodox, yes, but bear with me.
Okay, so the MOOC is a sandwich right? Well what’s the bread?
Media and news literacy, the foundation of the MOOC, is the bread. It’s basest believe of keeping everything connected and improving communication and productivity through interaction on the internet and integration of media and technology into our lives is sort of the thing that holds everything else in a MOOC together. It’s obviously the delicious, white-bleached, Wonderbread.
But what goes inside of the MOOC? What exactly makes the MOOC so great at keeping everyone and everything connected?
We need two things here: Cheese and Meat.
Meat goes down first. Always.
But, in terms of the MOOC, what are these substantial morsels called?
I say that both the meat and cheese together make up digital storytelling.
If media and news literacy is the bread that holds everything, then what does it enforce/encourage to happen on the internet and through the use of media? How do we communicate this information and these stories of ours that we publish on the internet because of the fact that we are experiencing the effects of #metaliteracy?
WE TELL STORIES DIGITALLY.
Newsflash, it’s called digital storytelling. Digital Storytelling allows people to tell their own stories and information through various forms of media, which is rooted in the open line of communication that comes with media and news literacy.
If you’re feeling adventurous, and I know I am, you can add some lettuce to your sandwich, which would obviously be the technobiophilia part of this delicious snack! To recap, technobiophilia is pretty much our obsession with seeing biologically natural things and processes in digital format. The lettuce is to fool us into thinking we’re eating healthy when we go and cram a bunch of chips into the sandwich later.
The chips don’t stand for anything. They’re just really good with sandwiches.