Registration for the short course Intake 2, 2022 (18 July – 02 September) is now open. Register here
Media Literacy for LIS Professionals
Media literacy is essential for all citizens to navigate the current environment of misinformation and disinformation. A recent survey of Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Members by the University of Canberra found that 73% of the respondents believe libraries have a responsibility to educate others about media literacy.
The University of Canberra, supported by ALIA, is now offering a seven-week flexible, self-paced online Media Literacy course for Librarians, Teacher Librarians and other Library staff such as Library Technicians or Assistants.
The course will help you develop critical-thinking skills around the use of media, and will encourage you to consider and develop an online package for educating others as you progress through the course. By the end of the course you will:
- Understand the social and digital media environment
- Know how to verify information, distinguish news and facts from rumour, advertising and opinion
- Understand how online advertising, marketing and strategic campaigning and advocacy persuades and influences
- Identify misinformation, disinformation and media bias
- Identify and understand how to protect yourself from scams and keep yourself safe online
- Develop strategies for teaching media literacy knowledge and skills
The course is for those who teach media literacy to students and the public, including Librarians, Teacher Librarians and other Library staff such as Library Technicians or Assistants. It comprises of 50 hours of learning over the seven weeks, including your own reading and activities.
For more information contact: UCMediaLiteracy@canberra.edu.au
COSTS (including GST)
ALIA Members: $495
Non-ALIA Members: $595
18 July 2022 - 02 September 2022
To register your place in the course, click the link below. Places are limited .
- ALIA Media Literacy Webinar Wrap - 12 April 2022 (Dr Sora Park & Dr Barbara Walsh).