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Navigating Digital Information (BTRU-D110)

In 10 episodes, John Green will teach you how to navigate the internet! We’ve partnered with MediaWise, The Poynter Institute, and The Stanford History Education Group to develop this curriculum of hands-on skills to help you evaluate the information you read online.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

* Examine information using the same skills and questions as fact-checkers
* Read laterally to learn more about the authority and perspective of sources
* Evaluate different types of evidence, from videos to infographics
* Understand how search engines and social media feeds work
* Break bad internet habits like impatience and passivity, and build better ones

  • The Basics of Civic Online Reasoning
  • Introduction to Crash Course Navigating Digital Information
  • The Facts about Fact Checking
  • quiz
  • Test your knowledge
  • Who’s Behind the Information?
  • Check Yourself with Lateral Reading
  • Who Can You Trust?
  • Using Wikipedia
  • quiz
  • Test your knowledge
  • Evaluating Evidence
  • Evaluating Evidence
  • Evaluating Photos & Videos
  • Data & Infographics
  • quiz
  • Test your knowledge
  • Checking Other Sources
  • Click Restraint
  • Social Media
  • quiz
  • Test your knowledge
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 1 year