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Media Literacy

media literacy and fluency; information literacy and fluency; fake news

What is Media Literacy?

What is Media Literacy? from Simone Wagner on Vimeo. Accessed 2016.

UNESCO explains the importance of media literacy as the ability for "people to interpret and make informed judgments as users of information and media, as well as to become skillful creators and producers of information." In their definition, UNESCO states the value of MIL is its ability to "enables" people to be more proactive and responsible in their media and information consumption.

Adapted from Media and Infromation Literacy (MIL) by Tom Mackey from SlideShare. Accessed 2016.

This slide image shows the relationships of media (or digital) and information literacy within the large concept of metaliteracy. Metaliteracy is a concept that describes the higher understanding and contextual process achieved through fluency and proficiency with a skill, in this the ability to understand, evaluate, produce, create, and share information and media.

Metaliteracy, networks and agency: an exploration by Paul Pribsloo on SlideShare. Accessed 2016. Image clipped.

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