Webinar – Media and Information literacy and the problems of False Information

Webinar – Media and Information literacy and the problems of False Information

Designed for post-primary teachers who wish to explore the topic of media and information literacy in more depth. During this webinar teachers will learn how to help their students identify false information online and consider the role of social media in the spread of false information. Supported by expert input, the webinar will provide an understanding of the terms misinformation and disinformation, outline key issues and considerations for effective media literacy education. Teachers will also have an opportunity to explore lesson activities within the Webwise Connected resource.


The guest speaker for this webinar is Dr. Eileen Culloty. Dr. Eileen Culloty is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communications; deputy director of the DCU Institute for Media, Democracy and Society; and vice-chair of Media Literacy Ireland. Her research examines disinformation, digital governance, and media. Her book, co-authored with Jane Suiter, Disinformation and Manipulation in Digital Media (2021) is published by Routledge.

Dr. Eileen Culloty’s slides are also available to download.

Please also see links to resources outlined in the webinar:
What is False information? https://vimeo.com/383270456

Safer Internet Day Hub: https://www.webwise.ie/saferinternetday/
SID Ambassador Programme, Applications can be made here: https://www.webwise.ie/trending/sid-ambassador-programme-open/

Online CPD courses available here: https://teachercpd.ie/
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