Traditionally, the mass communication theory is the conceptual theoretical
basis of media educators’ training. The article proves the necessity to change the
concept of mass communication for the concept of media communication, considering
mass forms of communication as well as non mass forms of technically mediated
We are witnessing now a coming closer together of two pedagogical movements – that of media education (media literacy) and that of information literacy, both of them having previously existed parallel to each other, and without actually crossing each other’s path.
Коллективная монография представляет собой сформированный по тематическому принципу научный труд исследователей в области медиаобразования, массмедиа, жутрналистики. Книга обозначает новые направления в развитии медиаобразования, которое сегодня переживает период трансформации от традиционных моделей к инновационным, метапредметным.
Students' internet usage attracts the attention of many researchers in different countries. Differences in internet penetration in diverse countries lead us to ask about the interaction of medium and culture in this process. In this paper we present an analysis based on a sample of 825 students from 18 Russian universities and discuss findings on particularities of students' ICT usage. On the background of the findings of the study, based on data collected in 2008-2009 year during a project "A сross-cultural study of the new learning culture formation in Germany and Russia", we discuss the problem of plagiarism in Russia, the availability of ICT features in Russian universities and an evaluation of the attractiveness of different categories of ICT usage and gender specifics in the use of ICT.