Tuesday, 15 January 2013
UNESCO course on Media and Information Literacy
I see that UNESCO has launched a free online course that supports Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue. "The course which is designed for teachers, policy makers and professionals will be offered over 13 weeks, from February 25 to May 31, 2013 and will be led by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia." The blurb says "The online course is part of UNESCO’s strategy to foster media and information literacy in societies and will focus on the following subjects: Intercultural dialogue and citizenship; freedom of expression, freedom of information and understanding the news; representation and languages in media and information; advertising and citizenship; information literacy and library skills; communication; MIL and teaching/learning; MIL policies and strategies; citizens and the media and technologies; global media/technologies in an increasingly connected world; and Internet opportunities and challenges."