CEU Joins Malaysia’s Penang Institute in Staging Mini TechCamp on MIL
3 May 2021
Group photo with event host and organising team member Ricky Rosales, Program Head Communication and Media Program, Centro Escolar University Philippines (top row extreme left), guest speaker Daniel Lechner, Senior Consultant Dutch Expertise Center for Media Literacy The Netherlands (top row second from left) and participants
After establishing a partnership with Penang Institute, Centro Escolar University joined in organizing a virtual mini TechCamp on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) for secondary school teachers and teacher educators on March 29-31, 2021.
More than 70 participants comprising secondary school teachers, teacher educators, education experts and industry professionals from the United States, Spain, Netherlands, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia actively shared their knowledge and tips in a series of talks, brainstorming and Q&A sessions.
Workshop topics on Overview of Media Landscapes in Malaysia and the Philippines; Countering False Information in a Modern Classroom; Verification and Fact-checking as Foundations of Civic Online Reasoning; Netiquettes for Teachers and Educators: Espousing Appropriate Online Behaviour; MIL in the Time of Pandemic and Emergencies; and MIL Teachers and Educators Guide to Cyber Safety, Data Privacy and Data Protection brought insightful discussions and exchanges of ideas among the participants.
The workshop’s theme of “Teaching Media and Information Literacy Skills in Everyday Life” stemmed from the desire to foster a simplified understanding of the importance of MIL in a fast-moving, digital landscape, and to provide teachers with methods to use available tools online for a more engaging teaching and learning experience in the classroom.
Inspired by work experiences in education and media and communications, TechCamp Malaysia 2020 small grants recipient group members formed the MIL for MY-PH Network.
The aim of the network is to work with other like-minded individuals who are passionate about championing responsible media practices in order to curb the worrying phenomenon of sharing misleading and inaccurate information; create quality, non-biased content; and develop MIL skills in Malaysia and the Philippines in order to be informed and become responsible users.
“One defense against the infodemic is to ensure that our citizens acquire MIL competencies...the education of our future generation must be geared towards providing them with skills and knowledge that will empower them to be media and information literate –critically evaluate information before using or sharing it,” said Lai Cheng Wong, Co-Chairperson, Organizing Committee TechCamp Malaysia-Philippines.
CEU Communication and Media Program Head, Prof. Ricky Rosales who is also part of the virtual workshop’s organizing committee served as the event host.
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