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Media Literacy Massive Open Online Course introduced

By Thiviyah Manicam



SERDANG, Dec 5 – The Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication (FBMK) Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has introduced a Media Literacy (MEDLIT) for Social Change program, the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on media literacy designed for young people in the tertiary education phase.

The general aim of the course is to promote critical and responsible use of media accessing as well as creating and sharing media content by enhancing general understanding on media culture and system.

It was launched by UPM Deputy Vice Chancellor (Industry and Community Relations), Prof. Dr.-Ing Ir.Renuganth Varatharajoo, here, today.

The course was initiated through a grant from the European Union Erasmus+ Programme for Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education.

This collaborative project is a network consisting of six universities from Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, and three universities from Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.

The MEDLIT MOOC course is in English and is an avenue for students to share and exchange ideas, perspectives and media experiences.

UPM-MEDLIT Project Manager, Prof. Dr. Ezhar Tamam said that among the objectives of the course were to enable media users to critically evaluate ‘What people do with media’  and ‘What media does to people’, to understand better about media reception concept, to describe how media context or text was created, and to evaluate content trustworthiness. – UPM

Date of Input: 14/12/2017 | Updated: 14/12/2017 | syifarida


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