How do you make decisions in your daily life and in your professional life when deciding who and what to trust? Are you worried about the increasing amount of fake news and misinformation circulating online? If you teach others, how do you support your students to critical analyse and evaluate the content they find online, whether it’s for their studies or for their private lives? If these are questions that concern you, then read on and come along to our lunchtime webinar exploring this topic.
On 27 October, as part of the events being organised around the world for UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy week, come along to a webinar being hosted by Dr Jane Secker and Dr Luis Pereira of City University of London, Learning Enhancement and Development. They will be joined by colleagues in Digital Education and the Library. In this webinar we will discuss the need for digital, media and information literacy for staff and for students as well as explaining more about what these different terms mean. It will also be a chance to see the draft Digital and Information Literacy framework that colleagues in Professional Services have been working on over the past few months.
We will start with an overview of the issues caused by a lack of media, digital and information literacy skills and how we might start to think about equipping ourselves and our students with the tools to help. During the webinar you will get to discuss the draft framework in break out rooms and provide feedback to colleagues on the content and structure of the framework. We’ll also be looking to collect examples and case studies about good practice teaching in this area, however all are welcome at this event, including colleagues in academic departments and professional services.
Details of the webinar:
- Title: The importance of digital, media and information literacy for all
- Date: October 27th, 12.00-13.00
- Organisation: LEaD and Library
- Registration: please do sign up to join us for this exciting event which is being run as part of the LEaD Light Lunch Series (link to MTeams). External guests are also welcome to attend by contacting Jane.Secker@city.ac.uk to reserve a place.
What is Global Media and Information Literacy Week?
Commemorated annually, this is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards UNESCO’s Media and Information Literacy for All. The main theme of this year’s week (24-31 October) is “Nurturing trust: A Media and Information Literacy Imperative“. #GlobalMILWeek2022