RES.CMS-504 | Spring 2021 | Non Credit
Sorting Truth From Fiction: Civic Online Reasoning
Course Description
With educators from around the world and faculty from MIT and Stanford University, you will learn quick and effective practices for evaluating online information that you can bring back to your classroom. The Stanford History Education Group has distilled these practices from observations with professional …

With educators from around the world and faculty from MIT and Stanford University, you will learn quick and effective practices for evaluating online information that you can bring back to your classroom. The Stanford History Education Group has distilled these practices from observations with professional fact-checkers from the nation’s most prestigious media outlets from across the political spectrum. Using a combination of readings, classroom practice lessons, and assignments, you will learn how to teach the critical thinking skills needed for making wise judgments about web sources.

At the end of the course, you will be better able to help students find reliable sources at a time when we need it most.

This course is part of the Open Learning Library, which is free to use. You have the option to sign up and enroll in the course if you want to track your progress, or you can view and use all the materials without enrolling.

A woman sitting at a table with a laptop reading a book with her right hand with her left hand holding at a notebook.
With widespread misinformation, evaluating online information has become a more complicated task. (Courtesy of Nenad Stojkovic on Flickr. License: CC BY.)