Canada’s First Online Media Literacy Course

Athabasca University, a world leader in distance learning, is announcing the long-awaited availability of a media education course designed specifically for teachers of grades 7 to 12 along with students of media and communication programs.

Titled Understanding Media Literacy: Inside Plato’s Cave, the course will initially be provided as a summer course running between July 5 and August 15, 2010. In the fall of 2010, Athabasca University will be accepting registration for individualized study.

Developed by two of Canada’s media literacy pioneers (John Pungente and Carolyn Wilson), many other educators and media literacy professionals have been involved in the development of this course, including members of AAMA.

We are thrilled this important contribution to media literacy will be delivered by this fine Alberta post-secondary institution, and made available to educators and students around the world. For more information on this program, you may visit the specific page for this course at Athabasca University’s website.

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