About this Course

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Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English

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

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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