Global Media and Information Literacy Week – Resources for students and tutors

October 29, 2021


UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 takes place between 24 – 31 October 2021. The week, commemorated annually, is a major occasion to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “Media and Information Literacy for All”.

This year’s theme is “Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good”. Find out more about Global Media and Information Literacy Week

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) would like to share some useful resources on digital and information literacy for adult literacy students and tutors. Find out more below.

If you or anyone you know would like to improve their reading, writing, maths or digital skills Freephone NALA on 1800 20 20 65.

Debunked – A workshop for students and tutors

There is still time to register for the Debunked a free online workshop on misinformation, on Wednesday 3 November at 1pm. The workshop for adult literacy students and tutors is being hosted by ADAPT and you will learn some simple steps you can use to arm yourself against misinformation.

Sign up to the Debunked workshop

Digital Matters – Technology guide for students

The Digital Matters guide brings together information on technology such as using computers and phones. The guide has practical instructions including how to search the internet and download applications (apps) to your smartphone. It also has information on social media platforms and useful podcasts.

Find out more about Digital Matters

Being Wise Online – A webinar for students

In this webinar, as part of our Student webinar series, students were given tips on how to become wiser about online information. The webinar was facilitated by Tony Daly, the Co-ordinator of 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World, a non-governmental organisation promoting education on human development and rights. Tony brought up-to-date, real world examples of how information can mislead and suggested actions we can all take to be responsible online.

Watch the Being Wise Online webinar

Facts Matter – A guide for adult literacy tutors

Facts Matter is an introductory guide for adult literacy and adult education practitioners who wish to build their students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence in critical thinking, media and digital literacy. The guide was published by NALA and 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World. Irish Aid supported the development of this guide.

Find out more about Facts Matter

Facts Matter – Launch webinar for tutors

Watch back the webinar launching the Facts Matter tutor guide at this webinar, with our partners 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World. Tony Daly from 80:20 and Helen Ryan from NALA shared information about developing the guide. We also heard from adult literacy ambassador Catherine Devlin shared her experiences. Orla Ryan from spoke about how we can fight back against misinformation and Joan Fitzpatrick from Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board shared tips on teaching and facilitating learning on media literacy

Watch the Facts Matter webinar

Be Media Smart campaign

The Be Media Smart campaign was developed by Media Literacy Ireland and is supported by a range of organisations across Ireland. The campaign aims to help people tell the difference between reliable and accurate information and or deliberately false or misleading information.

Read some tips from Be Media Smart

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