It’s been a busy summer here at KQED. My team at KQED Teach has been working hard to finalize a new collection of online courses for teachers on misinformation, disinformation and propaganda. The four course series covers critical topics that educators should know about in the age of “fake news.”
The courses are:
- Making Media in the Age of Misinformation (available now)
- Finding & Evaluating Information (available now, cohort starts July 1)
- How Misinformation, Disinformation and Propaganda Are Made (Available July 8)
- Bias in Big Data and Algorithms (Available July 15)
Each course is launching as a facilitated one-week course first, and then will be available for anyone to take at their own pace.
I’m excited to facilitate the Finding & Evaluating Information course next week, including moderating a free webinar with Joel Breakstone, the director of the Stanford History Education Group next Tuesday July 2 at 10am PT. Joel will talk about the approach to combating misinformation they pioneered, called “lateral reading.” Sign up for the free course here.
For more info about this misinformation course series, and the 20-some other free online classes we have available, head to teach.kqed.org.