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What you will learn

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    Learn how to address post-truth problems through metaliteracy

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    Evaluate your biases and those of others when interacting with information

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    Show that you are able to consume, produce, and share information in ways that you can be proud of

Skills you will gain

Media Literacydigital citizenshipself-directed learninginformation literacy
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    100% online

    Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

    Flexible deadlines

    Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

    Beginner Level

    Approx. 16 hours to complete

    Suggested: 2-3 hours/week...

    English

    Subtitles: English

    Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

    Week
    1
    2 hours to complete

    Empowering Yourself for the Post-Truth World

    4 videos (Total 20 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
    4 videos
    Are You Living in a Post-Truth World?6m
    The Four Domains of Metaliterate Learning4m
    The Roles of the Metaliterate Learner6m
    8 readings
    Course Overview and Welcome10m
    Final Project Overview10m
    Netiquette: Ground Rules for Online Discussions10m
    Week 1 Overview and Objectives10m
    Post-Truth World Resources10m
    What is a Metaliterate Learner?10m
    Metaliterate Learner Resources10m
    Week 1 Definitions10m
    2 practice exercises
    Post-Truth World - Check Your Understanding
    Metaliterate Learner - Check Your Understanding
    Week
    2
    1 hour to complete

    Who Are the Experts?

    3 videos (Total 21 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
    3 videos
    Experts and Authority6m
    What Makes It So Difficult to Get at the Truth?8m
    5 readings
    Expertise and Authority Introduction10m
    Expertise and Authority Resources10m
    Context and Confirmation Bias Introduction10m
    Context and Confirmation Bias Reading and Resources10m
    Week 2 Definitions10m
    2 practice exercises
    Expertise and Authority - Check Your Understanding
    Context and Confirmation Bias - Check Your Understanding
    Week
    3
    1 hour to complete

    Can We Build Trust Online?

    1 video (Total 7 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
    3 readings
    Building Trust Online Introduction10m
    Building Trust Online Resources10m
    Week 3 Definitions10m
    1 practice exercise
    Building Trust Online - Check Your Understanding
    Week
    4
    1 hour to complete

    False Representations in Constructed Media

    2 videos (Total 13 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
    2 videos
    Mass Media and Shared Experience Introduction9m
    2 readings
    False Representations in Constructed Media Resources10m
    Week 4 Definitions10m
    2 practice exercises
    False Representations in Constructed Media - Check Your Understanding
    False Representations in Constructed Media Activity

    Instructors

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    Dr. Thomas P. Mackey

    Professor
    SUNY Empire State College
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    Kelsey O'Brien

    Information Literacy Librarian
    University Libraries, University at Albany
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    Professor Trudi Jacobson

    Distinguished Librarian; Head, Information Literacy Department
    University Libraries, University at Albany

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