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Welcome to English for Media Literacy, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select "Full Course. No certificate." This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about U.S. media literacy. In this course, you will explore different types of mass media, such as newspapers, magazines, television, and social media. This course will also give you the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the role media plays in our lives, while building your vocabulary and giving you the language skills needed to analyze what you read and watch. The first unit in this course will provide an introduction to media literacy and give you an opportunity to evaluate your own media literacy level. In unit 2, you will learn how to identify facts versus opinions in the media. The next unit in the course will focus on the differences between social media and traditional media, while unit 4 will look at how gender and identity are covered in the media. In the final unit of the course, you will demonstrate your increased media literacy by through a culminating final project on social media. Development of this course was funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of English Language Programs. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license....
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4 heures pour terminer

Unit 1: Introduction to Media Literacy

In this unit, you will learn what media literacy means and how you can improve your own media literacy skills....
Reading
11 vidéos (Total 46 min), 8 lectures, 11 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Course Overview: Topics, Assessments, Games & Activities6 min
Media is Everywhere5 min
Listening: Interview with William Cowen...6 min
Language Focus: Previewing Texts4 min
Unlockable Achievement 1 min
What is Media Literacy?4 min
Part 1: How Can we Analyze Media Messages?4 min
Unlockable Achievement 2 min
Part 2: How Can we Analyze Media Messages?5 min
Language Focus: Skimming and Scanning5 min
Reading8 lectures
Overview of the Unit10 min
BASIC: Can you Separate Fact from Fiction?10 min
ADVANCED: Can you Separate Fact from Fiction?10 min
BASIC: Debate over Free Press in Ukraine Suffers from Old Stereotypes10 min
ADVANCED: Debate over Free Press in Ukraine Suffers from Old Stereotypes10 min
Game: Unit 1 Vocabulary Flashcards10 min
Supplemental Reading: More to it! Media Literacy10 min
Supplemental Reading: Make up your Own Mind. These Mobile News Apps Can Help.10 min
Quiz11 exercices pour s'entraîner
Check Your Understanding: William Cowen Interview10 min
Game 1: Preview the Text16 min
Assessment 1: Self-Assessment of Media Literacy Skills20 min
Check Your Understanding: "Can you Separate Fact from Fiction?"8 min
Check Your Understanding: "Debate over Free Press in Ukraine Suffers from Old Stereotypes"10 min
Game 2: Skimming and Scanning8 min
Game 3: Vocabulary Practice10 min
Check Your Understanding: "More to it! Media Literacy"8 min
Game: Review Previewing a Text8 min
Check Your Understanding: "Make up your Own Mind. These Mobile News Apps Can Help."8 min
Game: Review Skimming and Scanning8 min

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Clock
6 heures pour terminer

Unit 2: Types of Media: Traditional vs. Social

In this unit you will learn about the differences between traditional and social media, and learn the language necessary to compare them....
Reading
11 vidéos (Total 46 min), 8 lectures, 12 quiz
Video11 vidéos
What is Social Media?4 min
Unlockable Achievement 3 min
Language Focus - Comparative Adjectives5 min
Overcoming Bias: The Power of Social Media5 min
Using Social Media to Support Causes4 min
Language Focus - Reductions5 min
Part 1: The Reliability of Social Media (Editing/Doctoring Content)4 min
Unlockable Achievement 4 min
Part 2: The Reliability of Social Media (Credibility)4 min
The Language of New Media4 min
Reading8 lectures
Overview of the Unit10 min
Study Finds Most Americans Get News from Social Media10 min
BASIC: 5 Ways Social Media Helps Syrian Refugees10 min
ADVANCED: 5 Ways Social Media Helps Syrian Refugees10 min
Real or Not? Snowboarder's Video in Question10 min
Game: Unit 2 Vocabulary Flashcards10 min
Supplemental Reading: The Town that Runs on Twitter10 min
Supplemental Reading: It's about How you Communicate your Message10 min
Quiz11 exercices pour s'entraîner
Game 1: Categorize each Media Example with Its Type (Traditional or Social)16 min
Check Your Understanding: "Study Finds Most Americans Get News from Social Media"10 min
Game 2: Replace the Adjective with a Comparative Form12 min
Check Your Understanding: "5 Ways Social Media Helps Syrian Refugees"10 min
Game 3: Choose the Correct Reduced Form22 min
Check Your Understanding: "Real or Not? Snowboarder's Video in Question"8 min
Game 4: Vocabulary Review: Fill in the Blank16 min
Check Your Understanding: "The Town that Runs on Twitter"10 min
Game: Grammar Practice - Reductions12 min
Check Your Understanding: "It's about How you Communicate your Message"10 min
Game: Identify the Positive Aspects of Social Media from the Sentence Bank8 min

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Section
Clock
6 heures pour terminer

Unit 3: Advertising

In this unit, you will learn how advertisers use media to market their products. ...
Reading
13 vidéos (Total 50 min), 10 lectures, 11 quiz
Video13 vidéos
Thinking Critically about Advertisements4 min
How do Advertisers Target Audiences?5 min
Listening: Interview with Nancy Bollinger6 min
Unlockable Achievement 5 min
Language Focus - Order of Adjectives5 min
Features of a Print Advertisement5 min
Features of Radio and Television Advertisements4 min
Language Focus - Intensifiers (Normal vs. Strong Adjectives)4 min
Using the Internet to Advertise4 min
Analyzing Advertisements4 min
Unlockable Achievement 6 min
Unlockable Achievement min
Reading10 lectures
Overview of the Unit10 min
BASIC: Internet Ads Outpace Print for First Time10 min
ADVANCED: Internet Ads Outpace Print for First Time10 min
BASIC: Advertisers Join the Search for Friends Online10 min
ADVANCED: Advertisers Join the Search for Friends Online10 min
Video Assessment Instructions10 min
Written Assessment Instructions10 min
Game: Unit 3 Vocabulary Flashcards10 min
Ads are Everywhere, and We Do Mean Everywhere10 min
New TV Advertisements Shock Viewers10 min
Quiz10 exercices pour s'entraîner
Check Your Understanding: Interview with Nancy Bollinger10 min
Game 1: Match the Target Audience with the Product10 min
Game 2: Put the Adjectives in the Correct Order16 min
Assessment 1: Advertising, thinking critically about ads, and targeting audiences14 min
Game 3: Choose the Correct Intensifier8 min
Check Your Understanding: "Internet Ads Outpace Print for First Time"8 min
Check Your Understanding: "Advertisers Join the Search for Friends Online"8 min
Check Your Understanding: "Ads are Everywhere, and We Do Mean Everywhere"8 min
Bonus Game: Intensifier Use10 min
Check Your Understanding: "New TV Advertisements Shock Viewers"10 min

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Section
Clock
6 heures pour terminer

Bias in the Media

In this unit, we will discuss the meaning of media bias and several common types of bias. ...
Reading
13 vidéos (Total 42 min), 10 lectures, 10 quiz
Video13 vidéos
What is Media Bias?4 min
Unlockable Achievement 7 min
PART 1: Language Focus- Expressing Opinions using Modals (should, must, could, might)4 min
PART 2: Language Focus- Expressing Opinions using Modals (should, must, could, might)3 min
Bias by Omission5 min
Unlockable Achievement 8 min
Bias by Placement5 min
Language Focus - Connotation vs. Denotation4 min
Bias by Spin4 min
Overcoming Bias4 min
Unlockable Achievement min
Written Challenge Overview1 min
Reading10 lectures
Overview of the Unit10 min
BASIC: For the Press, Elections are a Test of Accountability10 min
ADVANCED: For the Press, Elections are a Test of Accountability10 min
Are Facebook’s Trending Topics Unfair?10 min
Instructions for Video Recording10 min
Instructions for Peer-reviewed Written Assessment10 min
Game: Unit 4 Vocabulary Flashcards10 min
Supplemental Reading: Are Biased Sources Replacing Standard News Networks in America?10 min
BASIC: US Public Broadcasting Chairman Defends Actions on Alleged Bias in Programming10 min
ADVANCED: US Public Broadcasting Chairman Defends Actions on Alleged Bias in Programming10 min
Quiz9 exercices pour s'entraîner
Check Your Understanding: "For the Press, Elections are a Test of Accountability"8 min
Game 1: Choose the Correct Modal14 min
Check Your Understanding: "Are Facebook’s Trending Topics Unfair?"8 min
Game 2: Denotations and Connotations16 min
Game 3: Identifying Negative Connotations12 min
Check Your Understanding: "Are Biased Sources Replacing News Networks?"10 min
Game: Bias by Omission, Placement, or Spin?16 min
Check Your Understanding: “US Public Broadcasting Chairman Defends Actions on Alleged Bias in Programming”10 min
Game: Positive/Neutral and Negative Connotations20 min
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par TAFeb 3rd 2018

This course give many valuable knowledge about media, in addition, language is very useful for me. I want you to suggest that you should study this course because media is everywhere.

par TMSep 15th 2017

this course makes one understand media in a very clear and precise way, which is very essential for a vigilant person to take informed and balanced decisions in today's digital age

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