I just returned from the 5th Future and Reality of Gaming (F.R.O.G.) conference at the chandelier-infested Vienna City Hall, where I gave a talk and answered questions as part of a panel titled, “What the FROG is Media Competence?” The conference was sponsored by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth’s Bundesstelle für die Positivprädikatisierung von Computer und Konsolenspielen. (Gotta love those German compound nouns.)
They surprised me with an award for my “exceptional contribution” to research, as well as international outreach to journalists to counter myths about video games and youth.
Click here for a summary of the ideas I presented on media competence (aka media literacy).