Media Literacy Infrastructure Program 2022 - 2027
Javna agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost RS
Project title: Infrastructure program of the Faculty of Media – collection, management and archiving of data on media literacy
Annual scope: 1,5 FTE
Project duration: 72 months
Start of project: 1 January 2022
End of project: 31 December 2027
Brief project description:
The Infrastructure Program of the Faculty of Media – Collection, Management and Archiving of Data on Media Literacy, which started in January 2013, focuses on collecting and monitoring data on the state of media literacy in Slovenia, following the practices of other developed countries. The research infrastructure of the program includes data on media habits and literacy of the entire population, as well as specific vulnerable groups in Slovenia (preschool and primary school children, secondary school students, those over 65, the deaf and hard of hearing, and the blind and visually impaired, and those with mental health challenges). We also create databases of projects, initiatives, and organizations in the field of media literacy in Slovenia and at the EU level. The data is collected in one place and, together with statistical processing and the above-mentioned records, is published on a specially designed website that is publicly accessible, user-friendly, and visually and functionally easy to navigate.
By collecting data and making it publicly available, we support research programs and projects that deal with media literacy, media education, and analyses of the modern media landscape in Slovenia. The collected data provides a foundation for analyzing the state of media literacy in Slovenia, enables comparative positioning of media literacy and its individual dimensions in the European and global context. With repeated survey measurements, we create a time series of social science data on media literacy. This way, this data becomes an increasingly useful basis for the academic community and policy-makers in providing high-quality analyses of social trends and directing social systems in the field of media habits and literacy of the population, especially vulnerable groups.
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The Infrastructure Program of the Faculty of Media – Collection, Management and Archiving of Data on Media Literacy is funded by the Slovenian Research Agency – ARRS as an infrastructure program. ARRS has provided funding for the project under contract number 1000-22-2916.