Topic outline

  • The importance of being a media and information literate person is crucial nowadays, in a 21st century which challenges us with rapid growth of technologies. 

    This course consists of 5 modules. We invite you to introduce yourself, go through the course materials at your own pace and take the assessments at your convenience. After completing all the steps, you can download your course completion certificate.

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      Forum. Introduce yourself

      Welcome to the first discussion forum of our "Media and Information Literacy" online course.

      Take a minute to introduce yourself to your trainers and peers.

      Task 1. Answer to at least two of your colleagues' posts. Click the Reply button to enter your response. 

      Task 2. Create a new discussion topic to introduce yourself. Click the Add a new discussion topic button to post to discussion. Write your name and country in the Subject.

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  • Module 1. Why media literacy skills?

    Upon completing of the module, you will be able to:

    • Understand media content and its uses 
    • Explain the role and functions of media in democratic societies
    • Describe how communication is affected by media and information

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      Forum 1. You are invited to describe/ write down what you already know about the topic “Media”

      Objectives:

      • Identify media around you
      • Structure the content and ideas

      Give feedback

      Task 1: Start a discussion to share your media habits, lifestyles and preferences with your classmates.

      Task 2: Reply twice to answer to at least two of your colleagues' posts.


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    • Receive a grade Receive a passing grade

      • Gain your first Badge "Initiator"
      If your score for the quiz is above 50% you will be awarded with your first badge.

  • Module 2. Ask the right question

    Upon completing of the module, you will be able to:

    • Identify sources of information
    • Define information need
    • Determine the accuracy of content
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  • Module 3. Legal, ethical and societal aspects of using media and information

    Upon completing of the module, you will be able to:

    • Access information effectively and efficiently
    • Understand the key concept that media have social and political implications
    • Understand the idea that media products may have both explicit and implicit messages
    • Identify implicit messages in a media text
    • Put into practice the understanding of the intellectual property

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  • Module 4. Media and Information Literate Individual

    Upon completing of the module, you will be able to:

    • Understand how media messages are constructed
    • Deconstruct media messages
    • Produce media and information content
    • Comprehend how manipulative information and media is /are formally and informally produced, organized, and disseminated

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  • Module 5. Dimensions of media

    Upon completing of the module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the different dimensions of media and information
    • Evaluate the reliability and validity of  manipulatives media and information and its sources
    • Assess information sources against reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and Points of view or biases among several evaluation criteria

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  • Course completion certificate

    You have reached the end of the course.

    Congratulations for going through all the online course modules!

    The link "Download your certificate for the Media and Information Literacy course" will be available upon completing all the tasks listed below.

  • Acknowledgement, Disclaimer and Copyright notice

    Acknowledgement. This learning material has received funding from the European Commission under the ERASMUS+ Grant Agreement 2019-3-RO01-KA205-078053, “Strategic partnership to develop open educational resources for teaching digital citizenship - DIGCIT”.

    Disclaimer. The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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