Global On-Ramp to Media Literacy, the Center for Media
MALIBU, Calif., Feb. 02 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Center for Media Literacy (CML), a leader in media literacy research, curriculum design and evidence-based frameworks since 1989, has launched Global acceleration towards media literacy, a 90-minute self-guided course that can introduce the concepts of media literacy to anyone with internet access, anywhere in the world. The interactive course uses texts, videos, quizzes, and infographics to cover topics ranging from time-tested knowledge of CML Five key questions and basic concepts and Empowerment spiral, copyright information, CML’s MediaLit Kit – a collection of basic ideas and tools that are essential to inquiry-based pedagogy in media literacy. The course was developed by Linda M. Wiley, an experienced instructional designer, along with CML President Tessa Jolls and Monika Hanley, a CML Associate, to guide users through the articulation of theory, practice, and the implementation of media education.
“Now is the time for media literacy to take a bigger place at the education table, as well as at family dinner tables,” Jolls said. “Educators and media literacy practitioners have long known that there are countless applications of media literacy, but the current epidemic of harmful misinformation has shed light on what makes CML’s work more important than ever. We are proud to offer Global acceleration towards media literacy as a public service to anyone around the world who wants to learn more about how to become a more savvy and informed media consumer and producer. The safety of our nations, our local communities, our families and our health depend on it.”
The initial launch of Global acceleration towards media literacy is supported by the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund (CDAF) of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CDAF grant, which is awarded to alumni of the Fulbright Scholars program, enables CML to educate citizens and educators around the world about the course in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. CML’s subsidiaries in Singapore; Lima, Peru (Medios Claros); Los Angeles, CA (Ignite Global Good, LLC) and Kaunas, Lithuania (Vytautus Magnus University) will undertake communications campaigns through social media, email, media relations, and other outreach activities. The course is now available in English. Versions in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Russian and Chinese will be launched very soon.
Like a map for a journey, the Center for Media Literacy provides a vision and guide for navigating today’s complex and global media culture. For more information on CMLs Global acceleration towards media literacy, please visit www.medialit.org, or follow CML on Facebook.
Contact: Michele Johnsen – (818) 618-1314 [email protected]
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