Initiated by the Media Awareness Network (MNet), the Digital Decisions project team developed an elearning game for secondary students to learn essential digital literacy skills. This e-learning game was also designed to easily integrate with existing classroom teaching.
The deliverable formed the prototype for MyWorld - an interactive web tutorial, which was "Highly Commended" by the 2011 MEDEA Awards jury in November 2011.
Geared for grades 9-10, MyWorld simulates online experiences familiar to the Internet-savvy youth (such as connecting with friends or researching schoolwork) while challenging them with tasks as they navigate the online environment. Through these exercises, MyWorld users learn essential digital literacy skills in such areas as researching online, authenticating web resources, handling privacy issues and online relationships, as well as the ethical use of digital media.
The Media Awareness Network is a Canadian non-profit organization based in Ottawa that focuses on media literacy programs. The organization promotes critical thinking via education resources and analyzes the content of various types of mass media.