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Navigating Digital Information (BTRU-D110)


Description
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

Content
  • 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