UNESCO, in partnership with Athabasca University and in cooperation with the UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue, launches 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;
· 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.
Applicants should be youth (between the ages 14-25). Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from Athabasca University.
To apply, please click here. Application must be completed by 19 February 2014.