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IJIET 2019 Vol.9(12): 868-873 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.12.1319

Media Information Literacy to Produce Collaborative Social Capital

Masami Yoshida and Jun Iijima

Abstract—In the ubiquitous cyber communication society, vernacular creators participate a creative community on social media and use collaborative methods of production that are different from traditional industrial modes. This study investigates advanced media information literacy (MIL) competency for collaborative creation. A well-known case was examined, and the analysis provides a deeper understanding of interrelated factors in mixed media creation. We also extracted disruptive technologies that blur the borders between vernacular and professional production in quality. The results show that creators have more fun in making work themselves than in making profit. Users also show benevolence and make contributions to expand the community. There is importance in understanding entrepreneurship and the community in which creators cooperate with industries. We conclude that social capital resides in the connection of users. The competency of socialized creation as an advanced MIL competency is also discussed in the context of four pillars of items: socialized creation, collaborative creativity, critical eye, and building affordance.

Index Terms—Collaborative creativity, creator’s competencies, digital entrepreneurship, media information literacy, produsage.

M. Yoshida is with the Faculty of Education, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi, Chiba, 263-8522 Japan (e-mail: yoshida-m@faculty.chiba-u.jp). J. Iijima is with the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi, Chiba, 263-8522 Japan (e-mail: afca8964@chiba-u.jp).


Cite: Masami Yoshida and Jun Iijima, "Media Information Literacy to Produce Collaborative Social Capital," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 868-873, 2019.

Copyright © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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