» UNESCO and You: Contribute now to multimedia online media and information literacy teaching resources
08.03.2016 - Communication & Information Sector

UNESCO and You: Contribute now to multimedia online media and information literacy teaching resources

© Christopher Woo

UNESCO, in collaboration with the UNAOC, calls on experts, teachers, practitioners involved in media and information literacy training and concerned about its development to participate in building an open platform of resources for teachers.

Teachers, trainers or practitioners of media and information literacy (MIL) face a great challenge to identify suitable resources that can be used for MIL training.

The platform developed is not a clearinghouse on MIL. It intends to provide access to an international, multimedia and multi-language media and information literacy (MIL) teaching resources tool for educators, researchers and individuals.

The teaching resources include lesson plans, video and audio clips, images, graphics etc. They are organized around the model Media and Information Literacy Curriculum published by UNESCO and which is available in 12 languages.

The tool contains interactive and intercultural teaching resources proposed for use in formal and non-formal educational settings.

The resources can be shared, adapted, used and re-uploaded by users at will.

The aim is to facilitating intercultural/interreligious dialogue and mutual understanding through MIL.

Registered users are invited to submit resources and opinions relevant to the different modules and units of the Curriculum.

To participate log on to http://unesco.mil-for-teachers.unaoc.org/.

The growth of the internet continues at an exponential level – both in the globally north and the global south. Attendant to this is the increased access to the Internet while on the go, enabled through the growth of wireless technology and mobile devices.

Technology has not only become an indispensable part of daily life be it cultural, social, religious or political, it has transformed the information environment and media landscape make them more accessible to people from all walks of life. This reality places MIL at the center of 21st Century Skills which are necessary for all citizens.

Let us crowdsource this unique initiative, Participate Now!

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