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Media and information literacy course for youth by UNESCO

Wednesday 9 March 2016, by SIGNIS

Paris, March, 9th, 2016 (UNESCO). Now, it is possible to enrich your knowledge in media and information literacy by pursuing a free online course at your own pace and based on your unique interest in certain related topics, thanks to UNESCO. In addition, you can receive a certificate from the Athabasca University in Canada for each unit completed.

This open Media and information Literacy course provides 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;
  • Recognize a need for information and to locate, access, organize 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;
  • Interact with media and other information providers to freely express themselves, share their culture and learn about other cultures, promote gender equality, tolerance and peace, hate content online and participate in democratic and development activities.

Now participants can select unit that is of interest to them and pursue the course at a convenient pace that synchronizes with their other engagements. No formal registration is required. Certificates are issued as per units and quizzes successfully completed.

Click here to start now and to participate in the discussion forum connected to the course.

It is part of UNESCO strategy to support the development multiple Massively Open Online Courses in Media and information literacy (MIL MOOCs) in various languages.

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