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Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens, The University of Hong Kong

60 calificaciones
18 revisiones

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Never before has the need for News Literacy been more urgent. As news consumers are bombarded with a constant stream of fake news, propaganda, hoaxes, rumors, satire, and advertising — that often masquerade as credible journalism — it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. While the public’s faith in the news media erodes, purveyors of misinformation have helped give rise to troubling cultural trends and alarming political movements. This six-week course will help learners develop their critical thinking skills to enable them to better identify reliable information in news reports and to become better informed about the world in which we live. The course will discuss the key elements of journalism from the viewpoint of the news audience. The language of instruction is English, but Chinese and Spanish subtitles will be available. Each week will tackle a challenge unique to the digital era: Week 1: The power of information is now in the hands of consumers. Week 2: What makes journalism different from other types of information? Week 3: Where can we find trustworthy information? Week 4: How to tell what’s fair and what’s biased. Week 5: How to apply news literacy concepts in real life. Week 6: Meeting the challenges of digital citizenship....
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18 revisiones

por Azucena Urbina Arias

Mar 18, 2018

Great content very informative, the explanations are simple and understandable even for students that have not previous knowledge of the topic.

por Olin Thakur

Feb 20, 2018

I loved this course and was very informative . Thank you Anne and Steven and the team.

por Abdulrahman ALKAYALI

Oct 09, 2017

rich of information and methods

por Tomas Bueno

Sep 27, 2017

Excellent, short and concise. Offers clear and usable methods for critical thinking.

por Ryo Goto

Aug 14, 2017

Thank you, Thank you so much!

I got great bravery via this course to next step for my future by grace of you^^!!

por Icha Afrisia

Jul 24, 2017

Very informative and clear and there are some assignments to make us understand more. But there are too many links that we have to read, I prefer the video and examples and assignments.

por Regina Köhler

Jul 22, 2017

This course gave a lot of insights to become a critical and responsible news consumer. The modules had a convenient length and the amount of examples helped a lot to understand the issues.

por Daniel Chan

Jul 20, 2017

Useful and meaningful as we are living in an age of information overload, the ability to make sensible application of information is just too important. Thanks

por Mariela Vallejos Miranda

Jun 11, 2017

It is an essencial course for any responsible citizen

por Randall Lusson

Jun 03, 2017

Informative and nicely paced. Expectations are not challenging to meet. Nice pace to follow at your leisure. Solid grounding in the subject. Quality relevant examples.