Neil Andersen

Neil AndersenNeil Anderson: President, AML

Profession:   Speaker, teacher, author, consultant

Title:   President, Association for Media Literacy; Editorial Board, Journal of Media Literacy; Education Committee, MediaSmarts

Affiliations:   MediaSmarts, Journal of Media Literacy

Email: mediacy at

Speaking Topics:

  1. Understanding and managing media at home
  2. Media Violence and Real-life Violence
  3. Media and the Brain: thinking and learning
  4. Media Literacy for the Fun of It
  5. Using iPads to support learning
  6. Multimedia and Multliteracies
  7. Using new media to support homework activities
  8. Media Literacy Education Teaching Strategies

Resources Produced (selected list): 4 movies, 1 video, 6 student textbooks, 9 teacher resource books, 200+ study guides, 3 CD-ROMs, 2 computer programs, 2 websites, 15 articles
Willing to Speak: anywhere in Canada; internationally

Available for: speaking engagements; writing; workshop facilitation; media interviews; consultations

Fee: Negotiable

Language: English

Biography: 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.