Department of Library & Information Science had organized an “One day Training Programme on Information Disorder and Media Literacy”

Department: Library & Information Science

Year/Semester:

Students, Research Scholars, Academicians and others.

Activity: One day Training Programme on Information Disorder and Media Literacy.
Date and Duration: 20 Jan. 2021 (One Day)
Title: One day Training Programme on Information Disorder and Media Literacy.

Resource person/ agency and affiliation:

Dr. Manish Jaisal, Head & Asst. Professor, JMC, Mandsaur University.

Certified Media Trainer by Data leads and Internews, Goodgle.org.

Brief description / remarks:

Department of Library & Information Science has organized the “One day Training Programme on Information Disorder and Media Literacy” on 20th Jan., 2021. Media literacy, put simply, is the ability to identify different types of media and the messages they are sending. When we speak of media, it encompasses print media, such as newspapers, magazines and posters, and theatrical presentations, tweets, radio broadcasts, etc. Being able to understand these various forms of information with an ability to make sense of what is presented is key.

In the same context Department of Library and information science of Mandsaur University had organized One day Training Programme on Information Disorder and Media Literacy and to share his expertise Dr. Manish Jaisal, Head & Asst. Professor was the guest speaker. Assist. Prof. Dr. A. Pal addresses the Training. HOD Dr. Ravindra Kumar welcomes the guest. While speaking in the training Dr. Manish said we all should cross check the news or information which we are reading on WhatsApp and Internet to know its source. Public attention to online misinformation has been largely focused on the Social Life of the social platforms—especially Facebook and WhatsApp. Dr. Manish Jaisal Sir aware of their inadvertent participation in disseminating misinformation. At the end of the event Dr. Ravindra Kumar, HOD, Library & Information Science expressed vote of thanks to guest.

Outcome:

The program was organized to inform and aware about the rise of fake information and misleading information. The main outcome of the event was:

  • Learn more about the rise of fake news, particularly those information behaviours that perpetuate its spread.
  • Learn ways to identify fake news
  • Learn tools and techniques for verifying fake news.

No. of Participants: –

A total of 30+ participants have registered for the program

 

Report Prepared by:

Dr. A. Pal  (Assistant Professor, Dept of Library and Information Science)

Verified and Submitted by:

Dr. Ravindra Kumar, (HOD & Assistant Professor, Dept of Library and Information Science)