Educational Apps

Kids using technology
There are literally over a million apps in the app store. Searching for one that's age-appropriate can be daunting. So how is one supposed to sift through those thousands to find the small handful that are based on sound educational theory and practice?

Comic Book Movies

From their humble beginnings as paper-thin dime store magazines, comic books have come a long way.…

Media and “The Other”

Journalists

The media plays a very big part in portraying and defining what is considered normal or typical, as well as what is seen as outside of mainstream, aka “The Other”.…

PhillyCam

This episode of Media Inside Out explores the world of public access television, delving into what these channels do for the public, for education and for government.…

Memes and Viral Videos

Host Sherri Hope Culver examines the relevance of memes and viral videos in today’s media landscape.…

Use of Digital Content in Classrooms

Sherri Hope Culver and guests on the set of Media Inside Out

Trends in media aren’t just happening in our living rooms and on our mobile devices, they’re happening in classrooms too.…

Fan Fiction

Person writing in a notebook

This episode of Media Inside Out examines the growing popularity of fanfiction, a particularly intense example of how media can take on a life of its own after its release.…

Gamification

Tetris

Video games have moved from being categorized as simply a recreational activity, to include a wide range of creative, often educational and often money-making media platform.…

Media & Representation of Space

Media & Representation of Space

Media Inside Out host Sherri Hope Culver ponders why sci-fi films portray the universe as a hostile place with Osei Alleyne, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania; Barry Vacker, Associate Professor at Temple University; and Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer of The Franklin Institute.…