How many times a day do you check your newsfeed or discuss the news with friends?
We receive regular updates and notifications from so many different sources – messengers, emails, and the news media, for example. It’s trendy to “be informed”, so we willingly open ourselves up to as much information as possible. If we are not careful, this information can mislead and overwhelm us!
We live in a time when the media space is rapidly changing. Media now encompasses everything from printed paper to digital content.
Information has become so easily accessible and the volume of information has become so great, that it’s no wonder we can sometimes get lost in it. Unfortunately, today’s education system isn’t yet ready to provide us with the skills necessary to navigate through this increasingly complex landscape. Media education has not evolved as quickly as the technology we use daily.
Today media outlets differ in the way they are owned and funded. Also, some information in the media might be created with the intention to harm, mislead, or just to have fun.
So, we need skills to analyze, evaluate, share, and even create messages. This is the basis of media literacy.
Therefore, you can learn more information and acquire the necessary skills in order to be media literate by going to the online course on media literacy.