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More than 84,000 Ukrainian students take online courses in infomedia literacy

Experts from the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) have developed the online course Media Literate Resistance: Building Reasoned Dialogues and the online course Media Literate Resistance: Communicating as Equals in the curriculum Strengthening Resilience to Harmful Information Influences in Time of War as part of the Learn and Distinguish: Infomediate Literacy project.


The courses integrate infomedia literacy into the study of the Ukrainian language. They help students acquire the skills of critical perception of information and social tolerance, as well as an awareness of the value of high-quality information.


The courses integrate infomedia literacy into the study of the Ukrainian language. They help students acquire skills of critical perception of information and social tolerance, as well as an awareness of the value of high-quality information.

The online courses are designed to deepen knowledge of the Ukrainian language and apply it in various speech situations, to reveal the inexhaustible treasures of the native word of knowledge in Ukrainian, to form a literate personality that would be marked by a conscious attitude towards the state language, high linguistic competence and readiness to resist the information challenges of today.


The project "Learn and Distinguish: Infomedia Literacy" is implemented by IREX with the support of the US Embassy in Ukraine and the UK Department for International Development in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, and the Academy of Ukrainian Press.


The project was launched in Ukraine in 2015 and has since been replicated in more than 20 countries. More than 400 trainers have been trained in media literacy as part of Study and Distinguish, and more than 20,000 adults have been involved in the project. Among them are teachers, university educators, journalists, community leaders, civil servants, and civic activists. 


The project's activities in Ukraine are aimed, among other things, at training teachers to integrate infomediate literacy into their lessons. As a result, more than 84,000 students are currently studying with improved lessons developed with the support of Explore and Distinguish.


In addition, the project experts have developed a publicly available online media literacy course called VeryVerified, which helps to combat disinformation and provides practical media and information literacy skills. The course is available in three languages and was developed by IREX in partnership with EdEra, an online education studio.


Upon successful completion of the courses, participants can receive and download electronic certificates available on the platforms: 



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