Media and Digital Literacy is the ability to use resources effectively, to learn in a digital environment and to assess the quality of digital resources.

In this MOOC you will learn:

✅ to use online learning technologies;

✅ differences between online and offline;

✅ to search for new courses & resources;

✅ to use digital platforms;

✅ to use tools for online communication autonomously;

✅ to assess quality in courses and resources found online;

✅ to assess courses and OERs quality.

The MOOC - Media and Digital Literacy is specifically targeted for university students 👨🏽‍🎓interested to improve their Media and Digital Literacy skills. 

However, teachers 👩🏻‍🏫 could also find useful sources for themselves and for their educational practices. 

Before starting the MOOC, you are required to take a quiz, that you consider as a way to pre-assess your skills. According to the score obtained, you will be suggested to start from the foundation level, intermediate level or advanced level. In each level, you will read texts, e-books or PDFs, watch videos and forums. Once all the tasks are completed, you will complete an e-assessment in order to obtain a badge that certifies your skills. You will receive your badge by email in approximately 24 hours.

This section is intended to assist participants in deciding which of
the levels of the "MOOC Media and Digital Literacy" to take.

Learning objectives:

  1. Define and describe the basic principles of fact-checking while working with web-based sources

  2. Define and describe the basics of copyright and creative commons

  3. Define and describe  Council of Europe Common European Framework approach to recognizing the role of culture in language learning

Learning objectives:

  1. develop knowledge and awareness about filter bubble and how to avoid its traps
  2. develop knowledge and awareness about skills and competencies students and teachers need in the XXI century

  3. develop knowledge and awareness about the power of advertisement for youtube users and effect on the brain

Learning objectives: 

  1. knowledge and deep insights into how digital technologies have been changing the relationship between the private and public spheres

  2. knowledge and deep insights into the relationship between connected learning and digital education

  3. understanding what OERs are, how to collect and use them and have deep insights about the merits and challenges around the use of OERs