UNESCO Online Media and Information Literacy Course for Youth

Deadline: 20 April 2015
Open to: youth aged between 15-25
Venue: online


UNESCO, in partnership with Athabasca University and in cooperation with the UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue, opens a third call for registration for online course on media and information literacy (MIL). The course is offered through Athabasca University’s online e-Lab, using the learning management system, Moodle. Most sessions will be self-directed, with ongoing interaction with the course presenters in the online space. A central theme throughout  this 10-week course is how media and information literacy can enable youth to be actively involved in intercultural dialogue, advocating for equality between women/girls and men/boys, and freedom of expression. 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 behavior – in-light of opportunities and potential risks;
  • 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 aged between  15-25. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from Athabasca University.


There are no associated fees to participants who wish to do this course.

How to apply?

In order to apply you have to submit the online application form no later than 20 April 2015.

For more information please visit the official website.

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