This 4-part non-credit online course was designed with the input of NorQuest faculty to introduce students to concepts of misinformation and help them practice valuable critical thinking skills. The content is accessible, interactive and engaging. The following topics are addressed:
Additional features of this course: Open Educational Resource (OER) published under CC 4.0 license (please share and adapt!); accessible and flexible; Moodle compatible; suitable for Academic Upgrading students, upper-level English language learners, and post-secondary students. The course can be assigned as a whole, or specific lessons and/or segments can be incorporated into a course syllabus. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete all 4 lessons.
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|Introduction to Misinformation||SIFTing Through the News||Making Good Choices||Bias|
This short course was designed for instructors in all programs to use in their courses to introduce students to the basic concepts of misinformation and help them build essential information literacy skills. The course is flexible and suitable to many disciplinary contexts. It can be assigned to students to complete as a whole (takes approximately 2 hours), or you may choose to assign specific lessons or modules you find most relevant to your course needs.