In the 21st century, the ever-growing stream of information and channels of information have changed how people socialise. People increasingly use technology to communicate with each other. The digital era and the internet demand a new kind of literacy, where people need to be confident in their use of technology, the internet and social media as well. Essential component of this “new literacy“ is online media, in which children need to be fluent and be able to distinguish fact from fiction.
Here our story begins. “e-Media: Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship for Everyone” project (e-Media) aims to promote education for all by producing educational guidelines related to digital practices which consist of three handbooks. These handbooks are supporting possibilities for a new and innovative way of teaching different subjects at school. The handbooks are devoted to three aspects of digital competence:
1) Educational robotics: to develop computational thinking with hands-on activities
2) Media literacy: to understand the power and the risks of online media.
3) Online expression: to promote wiser use of social media, blogs, web radios and web TVs. (Will be published soon)
The online event will present the tools, activities and best practices, implemented by the project partners in Belgium, Italy, France, Latvia, and Spain.
The conference will also bring together representatives of policy makers and civil society organisations who will discuss the importance of media literacy for teachers and educators in formal and non-formal education, and the main policies that promote media literacy of educators.
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome from ALL DIGITAL
Peter Palvolgyi, CEO, ALL DIGITAL
14:10 – 14:20 Overview of the e-Media project results
Aurélie Gaudin, e-Media Project Coordinator, La Ligue de L’enseignement
14:20 – 15:40 Panel Debate: The importance of Media Literacy for Educators in formal and non-formal education
Moderator: Gabriela Ruseva, Media Literacy Programme Officer, ALL DIGITAL
15:40 – 16:00 e-Media partners’ experiences and future perspectives
Moderator: Aurélie Gaudin, e-Media Project Coordinator, La Ligue de L’enseignement
16:00 Closing of the event