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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

My Week 5 Submission English for Media Literacy MOOC by University of Pennsylvania

Peer-graded Assignment: Unit 5 Assessment 2: How Different Groups are Depicted in the Media

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Congratulations. You earned 8 / 8 points. Review the feedback below and continue the course when you are ready. You can also help more classmates by reviewing their submissions.

Consider how different groups (racial, ethnic, cultural, women, etc.) are depicted in the media in your country. How does this affect you personally?

Review criteria
Everyone enrolled in the course must complete 3 peer reviews to ensure all assignments are graded. However, many students complete more than 3 to help their peers who are still waiting. Be fair and have fun!

Your submission should include:

Features of Media/Length:
    *an explanation of how different groups are shown in the media in your country
    *an explanation of how this affects you personally
    *at least 5 sentences

    *at least 2 transitions

Think about how the different groups that you are a part of are shown in the media in your country. How does the way they are shown affect you? Do they make you think differently about yourself? If you need to, review video 8 to get ideas.

Be sure to review transitions (Video 7). Try to find some places to insert transitions to better organize your thoughts and ideas. You will need to use at least two transitions in your paragraph.

When you are ready to write, be sure to write at least five sentences.

My Week 5 Submission:

Talking about mass and media opinions in Indonesia regarding the minority group discrimination and where I stand still
Submitted on November 14, 2017

Hi. I am 32 years old, male, an Indonesian-Chinese-Christian, and I am a freelance writer also, so yes I am part of the minority group in Southeast Asia country, Indonesia.

As you maybe knew, the Ahmadiyya, Shiite and Christian communities in Indonesia are still discriminated against in performing their worship and have physical attacks from Islamic militant groups - those Islamic militant group always claimed to be as national majority group- with so little help and intervention from the government.

To be honest Indonesia's major medias are still considered to give minimal attention to minority groups in Indonesia. Yet so far, the government often ignored the rights of those minority groups post-conflict.

Well yes, the Indonesian government claimed (both in traditional and official social medias) to have given protection to all religious followers.

However, in reality most of those claimed are not true. Remember what happened during the 19th Jakarta Governor election, some of major news and media were wrongly mentioned and had just one side shown about Ahok, or Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is an Indonesian politician and former governor of Jakarta. He is also known by his Hakka Chinese nickname Ahok. Although I think he is a good politician, too bad he must ended in jail for something I believed he never bad mentioned purposely -to blame the other majority religion in Indonesia.

The Indonesian rules and specific electronic transaction and information law were so too flexible and subjective applied during his court. And yet he was so brave to came for every summon from police and judicial order -to proven he was innocent but yet still punished.

He and his family were deeply injured in their heart and therefore unable to playing the role in Indonesian politics and bureaucracy anymore. But many of good people and citizen in Indonesia believe he will back.

On the contrary when I were reading and watching the other news and media publication and reviews during that time, I saw something different on the foreign news and media, like CNN and DW. They tried to put everything more proper and balanced.

I have some new friends from America and Australia, both of them are in the World Class Professor (WCP) programme and visited Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, several times last week. And what they said was so different than the local or national news and media here. More clear and gave me so much enlightenment specially when spoke about "Developing Investigative journalism in a post-truth era".

I agreed with what the summarized of video 8 that we are not limited to what the media tells us we are or we should be. We must analyze media messages not just to understand more about the people around us, but to understand more about ourselves as well.

And for some noted to be honest I think we should listen and learn also to those who are professionally and have a lot of experienced in media and journalism to analyze the media messages. Their point of view surely will help and guide us to more understood and learned comprehensively about the matters.

And I must say many thanks also to our instructors, staff, and friends who reviewed and gave good grading and appreciation on their comments in this English for Media Literacy MOOC from the University of Pennsylvania. I believed many of us agreed that those matters, videos, quizzes, discussions, and many other activities gave us more better understanding than before.

I even thought about going to college to continue my master degree in the field of media and journalism after following this 5 weeks online course. Thank you.

 Course Overview Introduction to Media Literacy

Welcome to English for Media Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania

Dear Yose Rizal Triarto,

Welcome to English for Media Literacy! This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about U.S. media literacy, how it impacts society, and how it shapes public opinion. We are excited to have you in the course and look forward to helping you improve English language skills necessary for analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing mass media.

To begin, we recommend taking the time to review the course site. In “Course Content” you will find all of the course video lectures, readings, games, and quizzes. You can also navigate to the course quizzes and assessments under the “Assignments” tab. Click “Discussions” to see forums where you can discuss the course material with fellow students taking the class.

This course will take six weeks to complete. You can checkout the course schedule below to see a quick overview of the lessons and assignments you’ll complete each week.

Week 1-2: What is Media Literacy?
Assessment 1: Reading Comprehension: Predicting beforereading, identifying main ideas and details, understanding new vocabulary
Assessment 2: Spoken Discussion Board: Define media literacy in your own words

Week 2-3: Fact vs.Opinion (Bias)
Assessment 1: Word Choice: Identifying language with negative/positive connotations
Assessment 2: Spoken Discussion Board: Share your thoughts on how the attached print at chooses certain language to express specific opinion

Week 3-4: Social Media vs. Traditional Media
Assessment 1: Comparatives/Superlatives
Assessment 2: Written Discussion Board: Compare and contrast the differences between social media and traditional media

Week 5-6: Gender and Identity
Assessment 1: Summaries
Assessment 2: Written Discussion Board: Summarize astereotypical role that the media portrays for either males or females

Final Project: Create an advertisement for a product using social media

We look forward to having you in class!

Ian Nichols and the English for Media Literacy Team

English for Media Literacy

About this course: 

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.

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. 

Anyone may take this course for free and get a Statement of Accomplishment issued by the University of Pennsylvania. If you want to get a Coursera Verified Certificate for free, please fill out the Financial Aid form. 

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.

Created by: University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Taught by: Lauren Fiori, Advising Specialist
English Language Programs
Taught by: Ian Nichols, Language Specialist
English Language Programs

English language learners! Participate in the "English for Media Literacy" MOOC starting October 16! During this FREE, five-week online course, learners will develop and practice English language skills related to different forms of media. Learners will develop critical thinking skills as they read and evaluate different types of media, such as social media, blogs, podcasts, television, film, newspapers, and magazines. Enroll for FREE today, but hurry, enrollment ends October 21! All prospective learners can register by visiting www.tinyurl.com/moocmedia

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