Neil Andersen’s personal and professional interest in communications has led him to life-long learning in media and educational technology. He has taught film and/or media studies for over 30 years. He has been a computer resource teacher, helping teachers integrate technology into their curricula, and has given numerous educational keynotes and workshops across Canada, in the US, India, China, Japan, and Europe.

Andersen has taught media courses for teachers at the University of Toronto, York University, and at Mount Saint Vincent University. He is President of the Association for Media Literacy (Ontario).

He has made movies and videos, authored student textbooks, teacher resource books (including Scanning Television), over 200 study guides, and designed interactive CDs, websites, programs, and posters.

Resources Produced (Selected):

  • 4 movies
  • 2 videos
  • 6 student textbooks
  • 9 teacher resource books
  • 200+ study guides
  • 3 CD-ROMs
  • 2 computer programs
  • 2 websites
  • 15 articles
  • Mediacy podcast

Speaking/Writing Topics:

  • Understanding and managing media at home
  • Media Violence and Real-life Violence
  • Media and the Brain: thinking and learning
  • Media Literacy for the Fun of It
  • Using media production to support learning
  • Multimedia and Multiliteracies
  • Using new media to support homework activities
  • Media Literacy Education Teaching Strategies