Tuesday, April 21, 2015

#UNESCO seeks volunteers to support a #MIL MOOC

UNESCO is looking for 15-20 volunteers to be (unpaid I think) tutors on the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in media and information literacy (MIL) which it offers in partnership with Athabasca University and the UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue. The course is aimed at young people aged 15-25. The course runs for 2 months and tutors are expected to devote about 2 hours a week to giving feedback on students' journals, questions and assignments.
"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 critically evaluate information and the content of media and other information providers; Use and share information and technology based on ethical principles or accepted standards of social behaviour – in light of opportunities and potential risks; 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."
"If there are professors, associate professors or tutors in universities, independent consultants, experts, qualified MIL practitioners, and PhD students, pursuing a related field of study that would like to volunteer to please send your name, organizations affiliation, contact information and CV to l.mustapha@unesco.org"
Photo by Sheila Webber: cherry blossom, April 2015

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