News Literacy Online Training Course
This course is designed to help individuals to become smart consumers of news and informed participants in civic life. First aim is the development of critical thinking and news literacy skills of trainees which are needed to judge the reliability and credibility of news. Second aim is the empowerment of trainers who teach these skills.
MOOC Part 1
Module 2: Information Disorder
The main purpose of this module is to introduce the conceptual framework of information disorder, in order to equip learners with the ability to recognize and distinguish different categories and types of information disorder and approach analytically and critically when they encounter them.
Module 3: Causes and Consequences of Information Pollution
The main purpose of this module is to present causes and consequences of information pollution, in order to increase the awareness of learners regarding the motivation behind the creation of information pollution as well as its possible impacts.
Module 5: The Psychology of Misinformation
The main purpose of this Module is to present cognitive mechanisms which make people vulnerable to misinformation; which make misinformation persistent and difficult to correct and; which can be used to prevent the influence as well as the spread of misinformation
Module 7: Global News Consumption Trends
he main purpose of this Module is to present an overview of the global news consumption trends in order to develop an understanding of the attitudes, habits and preferences of news audiences, their awareness of news related issues, the changing environment around news across countries, time, culture and demographic features.
MOOC Part 2
Module 9: Changing Media Environment
The main purpose of this Module is to present an overview of the digital revolution and new media tools and the effects of this new ecosystem on people. The secondary aim is to guide trainers who want to use the content of this Module to train their trainees. To be able to understand the digital transformation that the societies are facing also helps to evaluate the people’s new roles in the changing media environment.
MOOC Part 3
Module 13: Sources of Reliable Information
The main purpose of this module is to introduce learners to sources of reliable information, in order to help learners recognize and distinguish among different categories of information sources and types of information sources. A secondary aim is to guide trainers using the content of this module to educate their learners.