Tag Archives : Learning Content

Political Learning Content

Every election year, a large portion of the nation’s people remain uneducated about the issues and where politicians stand on those issues. Some people simply don’t care about politics. But for the rest, it’s often difficult to find reliable political learning content. During election time, what’s a good source of learning content about politicians and […]

This Learning Content is Sponsored by El Diablo

Picture it: you’re a student on your first day of a history course. Printed on the syllabus is an advertisement for a local Mexican restaurant, El Diablo. An El Diablo sticker is also clipped to the syllabus, which reads “The Americas: Conquest to Capitalism.” This class is sponsored by El Diablo, your professor says. Before […]

Channel One Learning Content, Pt. 2

Come to find out, my alma mater was just one of 8,000 schools nationwide who signed a contract with Channel One, which in return for airing its commercial-ridden news program each day, loans TVs, VCRs and satellite dishes to schools. The contract requires that the program be shown to students on 90% of regular school […]

Ad-Blanketed Learning Content

We’ve seen school buses festooned with colorful advertising. But what about inside the buses, and in actual schools? There is a host of ways in which children’s school environments and learning content are being commercialized. Many buses play BusRadio, which boasts of taking “targeted student marketing to the next level” and providing companies with a […]

School Learning Content and Advertising

For many budget-crunched school districts, raising funds for everything from learning content materials to entire departments is increasingly difficult. Many consider using advertising on school buses and other locations throughout the school to compensate for their lack of funds. Athletic departments have traditionally accepted sponsorship. But where do we draw the line? Is it OK […]

Reducing Harmful Learning Content for Children

What can we do to offset the learning content children are being exposed to through TV advertising? The bombardment is truly overwhelming. Parents alone can’t tackle the problem. But they can help. Sit down with your kids and talk to them about what they’re seeing on TV and the internet. (This goes not only for […]

Psychological Warfare in Children’s Learning Content

Is it possible for young viewers to simply tune out advertising learning content if they’re not interested? It’s difficult. The problem is that so much money is wrapped up in the industry–the whole corporate world depends on its effectiveness. No one can afford not to go to all lengths to sell their products, even if […]