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Introduction to Media and Information Literacy

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Introduction to
Media and Information Literacy
Course Description

This course is designed to introduce learners to basic Media and Information Literacy concepts including the definitions, individual and societal rights, and MIL competencies 

Media and information literacy (MIL) is defined as a “set of competencies that empowers citizens to access, retrieve, understand, evaluate and use, create as well as share information, media and digital content in all formats, using various tools, in a critical, ethical and effective way, to achieve their personal, social, occupational, educational and developmental goals.” (UNESCO, 2022)

MIL is gaining greater awareness and recognition in Myanmar in recent years among various sectors – government, mass media agencies, media NGOs, civil society, and the academe. MIL competencies are now being practiced or applied in different settings. It is important for all individuals, especially young people, to acquire MIL competencies in order to know and act upon their rights to create and share information, media, and digital content in all formats, using various tools, in a critical, ethical and effective way. 

Course Objectives

All learners are able to:

1)    Understand the role of media and information literacy within a society;

2)    Understand the role of Freedom of Expression and Right to Information as basic Human Rights;

3)    Understand the role of MIL in achieving sustainable development goals;

4)    Identify different media and information providers and their role, functions, and responsibilities in society;

5)    Explain why acquiring MIL competencies is essential in today’s technology-driven Knowledge Society; and

6)    Conduct cross-referencing of media and information content to check on accuracy, adequacy, timeliness, and possible biases.

Learning Outcomes

The ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act, using all platforms of communication media (e.g., television, print, radio, Internet, and social media.). It involves understanding and using different media channels, including an informed and critical understanding of media, the techniques they employ, and their effects on individuals and societies.

Assessment and Certification

In order to get the certification, you need to finish all the course work, quizzes and final assessment.

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