MIL Massive Open Online Courses

Last update: 21 April 2022

Faced with the choice between privacy and safety on the Internet, between freely expressing themselves and the ethical use of information, the media and technology – women, men and young boys and girls need new types of competencies. Media and information literacy (MIL) offers these competencies. Education for all must therefore include media and information literacy for all.

UNESCO’s push to achieve media and information literate societies recognizes that MIL in formal education is a necessity, but not a final stop. Attaining MIL in formal education has been long and slow process. However, the momentum must be kept up.

MIL must also go beyond the classroom. To increase access to MIL training, UNESCO has supported the development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on MIL in multiple languages, in cooperation with different partners.

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List of Media and Information Literacy MOOCs

MIL and Intercultural Dialogue MOOC in English
Developed in cooperation with Athabasca University

MIL MOOC in Spanish
Developed in cooperation with Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos

MIL MOOC in Portuguese
Developed in cooperation with the University of Campinas

MIL MOOC in English adapted for Africa
Developed in cooperation with the African Union and the Pan African Virtual and E-University 

MIL MOOC for Government Officials and Policy Makers
Developed in cooperation with the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona