Graduate degress in combined areas of media, religion, culture, education

 I am often asked about graduate programs in media, media literacy, culture, and religion. Here are some programs that I am aware of. This is not an endoresement - except for the Unviersity of London's Institute of Education where I received my MA in Education in Media Studies in 1995. The program does not have a theological component, however. I went there for the media (literacy) education focus and though challenging, I loved the program and the school (faculty and international students; s … [Read more...]

Media Literacy Certificate Class at Sony Studios

Students from Chicago, Philadelphia, Delaware, Singapore, Dallas, Rome, Orange County enjoyed the 2 1/2 walking tour of Sony Studios right down the street from the PCMS.It was an excellent, intense, and full week. But I think I can say that a good time was had by all.... and we all learned so much. Blessings to all those who made this week possible for us! … [Read more...]

50 Awesome Ways to use SKYPE in the Classroom

Here is a link to an excellent article: 50 Awesome Ways to use SKYPE in the Classroom I have participated three times as a guest instructor in media literacy education  for Dr. Stephanie Flores-Koulish at Loyola University, Baltimore via SKYPE (and my trusty MAC).  It works! This week as we have our media literacy training course here at our Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City, and Dr. Flores-Koulish is teaching media literacy education to her students in Baltimore, we are going to tr … [Read more...]

Pauline Center for Media Studies announces summer media programs

 Culver City – The Pauline Center for Media Studies has announced a variety of events scheduled for July and August, 2009. All events will take place at the Center located at 3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230.“These courses and events have academic, pastoral and spirituality dimensions”  said Sister Rose Pacatte, MEd in Media Studies, director of the Pauline Center.  “Each one offers a unique opportunity for training and experience in ways to engage in both critical and pastoral w … [Read more...]

1 Hour Film: the ultimate hands-on networking experience

 Click here for more information: 1 Hour Film.This project was created bySteve Geiger, an actor, voice actor, and member of Catholics in Media Associates, Los Angeles. … [Read more...]

The Eyes Have It: The Truth about Fast Forwarding in Boston College Magazine

Be sure to take a look at this article by Sue Rardin about research regarding brand recognition/retention resulting from fast forwarding enabled by TiVo and DVR's through television commercials:The Eyes Have It: The Truth about Fast-ForwardingHere is an excerpt from the article assessing the research of S. James Brasel and James Gips:..."Equally significant for advertisers, the research showed that all who witnessed fast-forwarding—whether they controlled it or not—focused almost exclus … [Read more...]

Teaching Media Literacy Education via SKYPE!

I had the honor of being a "Virtual Guest Lecturer (via Skype) for Dr. Stephanie Flores-Khoulish's class RE 601 Media Literacy Education" at Loyola College in Baltimore this past Saturday morning. This is the third time I have done this kind of distance teaching/learning and I recommend it! Thanks, Steph, to you and your students, for this opportunity. … [Read more...]

A Vision of the Future

A Vision of the Future from Carmelina Films on Vimeo.Daniel Cubas has been blind since childhood, but this hasn't stopped him from pursuing his passions and following his dreams. This documentary follows Daniel as he discusses his successes and roadblocks on his journey to achieving his goals. A touching and uplifting story that will surely inspire all who watch it.2009, 13 minutes (Nick Pernisco is a media literacy education colleague and friend who teaches at Santa Monica College and is … [Read more...]