UNESCO is looking for 15-20 volunteer tutors who wish to gain or enhance their experience and knowledge on a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in media and information literacy (MIL).
UNESCO offers free online course for youth (aged 15-25) on MIL, in partnership with Athabasca University and the UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue.
This entry-level MOOC 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 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.
Tutors would be requested to log into the system and give feedback to students’ journals, questions and assignments. Tutors and students will directly communicate.
The course will run for two months, and it would require about 2 hours per week.
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 email@example.com.
UNESCO is taking steps to offer the course in multiple languages and to link on these on one Learning Management System Platform. This will provide opportunities for future cooperation.