About Neil

Neil Andersen

Neil Andersen

Contact: mediacy at sympatico.ca

Neil focuses on strategies that we can use to understand, enjoy, manage and benefit from mediated experiences.

Neil is the president of the Association for Media Literacy (Ontario), a charitable organization that promotes and supports media literacy in the workplace, at home and in school.

He has given entertaining and informative presentations to hundreds across Canada, in the US, Asia (Japan, India and China), Australia and Europe.

Neil has taught media studies for over 30 years. He has been a computer resource teacher and a literacy consultant.

He has taught at the University of Toronto, York University and at Mount Saint Vincent University.

He is on the editorial board of The Journal for Media Literacy and on the Education Committee of Media Smarts.

He has made movies and videos, authored student textbooks, teacher resource books, over 200 study guides, and designed posters, books, websites, and programs.

His awards include the Jesse McCanse Award (National Telemedia Council) and The Magic Lantern Award (The Association for Media and Technology in Education).


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