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UNESCO and AU's Media and Information Literacy Course

 

Open Access
UNESCO and AU's Media and Information Literacy Course

Unit 4 – Media and Information Literacy: Using Research and Analysis to Produce Your own Information and Media Content

A flowchart with Information Literacy at the topIntroduction

It is one thing to be the audience, willing or otherwise, for information sent out by the mass media, the Internet, or in books; it is another thing altogether to research a topic actively using a variety of sources, sorting through that information, deciding what to keep and what to reject, and then shaping that information into your own communication. These are skills that are necessary for media and information literacy. They are used by media and information professionals as well when they produce content.

Take a look at this graphic depiction of information literacy skills. This is only one way of thinking about information literacy skills and how they are related to one another.

Here is another way to think about the relationship between media literacy and information literacy.

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/media-development/media-literacy/mil-curriculum-for-teachers/

Can you think of other ways to portray these skills and their relationship to one another?

Photo credit: Information Literacy Umbrella by Dana Longley CC BY-NC 2.0

Check out the Course Glossary.

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