Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information

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Brief Abstract

The internet is full of information, a lot of it notably wrong. Crash Course Navigating Digital Information is a 10-episode YouTube series designed to teach the hands-on skills needed to evaluate online information. It was developed in collaboration with the Stanford History Education Group, The Poynter Institute, and MediaWise.

Extended Abstract

The internet is full of information, a lot of it notably wrong. Crash Course Navigating Digital Information is a 10-episode YouTube series designed to teach the hands-on skills needed to evaluate online information (https://thecrashcourse.com/courses/navigatingdigitalinfo). It was developed in collaboration with the Stanford History Education Group, The Poynter Institute, and MediaWise. The course is based on the Stanford History Education Group's research into how professional fact checkers evaluate online sources.