Mediactive: How to Participate in Our Digital World
The University of Arizona in the United States has opened registration for a free course on Media Literacy. The course starts on September 13, has a duration of three weeks and can be taken remotely at the individual pace of each student, requiring only an Internet connection.
The main goals of the course are to detect false information (“fake news”), identify and correctly evaluate information sources, and understand how the media works.
Although each student can complete the course at his or her own pace, the program includes breakout sessions, as well as discussions with the other students and instructors, and real-time interviews (via Zoom) with experts in the field, including Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia.