Digest of terms
this is a collective term for the means used to communicate ideas and values has been massively magnified by technology to include not only scratchings on wood and stone smoke signalling, but radio, TV, mobile phones, the internet and all its works. Whereas once the sources for learning were locally limited, they are now hugely extensive and potentially global. Questions arise regarding the extent to which media are managed or controlled by large companies or the state. They also arise in regard the risk of 'swamping' through information overload. Very clearly a priority for moral education is one of developing the capacity of individuals to sift and evaluate for themselves the messages being seen and heard.