Dear LiDA104 participants
Welcome to Session 1: Introduction to media literacy.
These instructions are for: Wednesday 13 to Thursday 14 June 2018.
If you have just joined us, you will find copies of the instructions for the introductory Session on the course site.
We hope that you found the instructions useful for setting up your course blog.
By now you should :
- be familiar with the layout of the course site,
- have read the course guide
- have “declared yourself” on your course blog (and registered the URL of your blog) and tested posting a comment using WENotes. We harvest these contributions for the course feed.
- Completed the optional new OERu participant survey.
This session: Introduction to media literacy
In this session you will explore explore the meaning of media literacy in a digital age. Media, as a form of communication, is never ideologically neutral. Therefore, it is important to develop critical skills to analyse and evaluate media online. Media literacy also encompasses the skills of creating media, so we encourage learners to participate in the optional photo challenge for each pathway in this micro-course.
If you need course specific help, post your questions using the LiDA104 general forum. Remember to include the url of the page where you are having problems.
Let’s leverage the power of peer-learning by helping each other. If you know the answer to a question in the forum, help a friend by responding. Bear in mind that as an international course, academic volunteers helping out on the course may be in a different time zone and could be sleeping when you post a question.
Most of all have fun!
Your course developers
Wayne and Jim.