Register Now! UNESCO ’s Online Media and Information Literacy Course for Youth

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Fri Apr 10 01:26:06 EDT 2015

 Register Now! UNESCO’s Online Media and Information Literacy Course for
Youth UNESCO, in partnership with Athabasca University and in cooperation
with the UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on Media and Information Literacy
and Intercultural Dialogue, opens a third call for registration for online
course on media and information literacy (MIL).

This entry-level online course will provide youth with basic media and
information competencies to become critical citizens and agents of change. The
course is designed to enable youth to:

   - Understand why media and other information providers are important to
   development and democratic societies;
   - Recognise a need for information and to locate, access, organise and
   carefully evaluate information and the content of media and other
   information providers;
   - Use and share information based on moral principles or accepted
   standards of social behaviour – in light of opportunities and potential
   - Interact with media and other information providers to freely express
   themselves, share their culture and learn about other cultures, promote
   gender equality, and participate in democratic and development activities.

The course is based on the MIL Curriculum and the Freedom of Expression
(FOE) Toolkit published by UNESCO. A central theme throughout  this 10-week
course is how media and information literacy can enable youth to be
actively involved in intercultural dialogue, advocating for equality
between women/girls and men/boys, and freedom of expression.

The course is offered through Athabasca University’s online e-Lab, using
the learning management system, Moodle.  Most sessions will be
self-directed, with ongoing interaction with the course presenters in the
online space. Athabasca is a Canadian university that holds a UNESCO Chair
on open education resources. Athabasca University is an associate member of
the UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on Media and Information Literacy and
Intercultural Dialogue.

Applicants should be youth *(females and males between the ages 15-25*).
Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a
certificate from Athabasca University.

In order to successfully complete this course participants will need
regular access to a computer and Internet access to download documents,
listen to podcasts and view online videos.

To apply, please click here
*Application must be completed **by 20 April 2015*. There are no associated
fees to participants who wish to do this course.

This MIL course includes a research component being carried out by UNESCO.

*Online Media and Information Literacy Course Units*

Unit 1 – Media and Information Literacy (MIL): An Introduction

Unit 2 – Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue

Unit 3 – Media and Information Literacy: Evaluating and Using Information
and Media Content

Unit 4 – Media and Information Literacy: Using Research and Analysis to
Produce Your Own Information and Media Content

Unit 5 – Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Information, Freedom of the

Unit 6 - Representations of Gender in the Media, Books, on the Internet and
in History

Unit 7 – Media and Information Ethics in Relation to the Needs of Big
Business, Politics and Development

Unit 8 – Understanding and Evaluating the World of Advertising

Unit 9 – The Challenges and Opportunities of Media, Libraries and New
Technologies for Youth

Unit 10 – Engaging with Media and Using New Technology and Information for
Social Action

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