This entry-level online course will provide youth with basic media and information competencies to become critical citizens and agents of change. The course is designed to enable youth to:
- Understand why media and other information providers are important to development and democratic societies;
- Recognise a need for information and to locate, access, organise and carefully evaluate information and the content of media and other information providers;
- Use and share information based on moral principles or accepted standards of social behaviour;
- Interact with media and other information providers to freely express themselves, share their culture and learn about other cultures, promote gender equality, and participate in democratic and development activities.
Applicants should be youth (females and males between the ages 15-25). Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from Athabasca University.
In order to successfully complete this course participants will need regular access to a computer and Internet access to download documents, listen to podcasts and view online videos.
To apply, please click here. Application must be completed by 19 February 2014. There are no associated fees to participants who wish to do this course.more info here