Today in the Open Learning MOOC: fake news and crap detection

AAC&U MOOC 2017Today is the fourth day of a week of digital literacy discussion, part of the Open Learning MOOC.

Today’s assignment is to explore connections between digital literacy, fake news, open education, and politics. Our reading is Crap Detection 101, by Howard Rheingold.

We’ll discuss and riff on this through a Google Hangout to be held today from 12-1 pm eastern standard time.  (I’m emailing people directly; email me if you’d like an invite; I’ll also share the link on Twitter) And we will continue to enjoy still more Twitter conversation.  Don’t forget the hashtag #OpenLearning17.

Bonus content: the Snopes fake news archive.

If you’d like to catch up on this Open Learning MOOC project, check my post outlining the week’s resources and assignments.  Look at the course’s main site. Feel free to listen to my audio introduction to digital literacy and why it matters for open education and/or to partake of the Twitter conversation (hashtag #OpenLearning17) .

Coming up for the rest of the week, one more day:

Friday, February 24: The future of digital literacy: audio statement from Bryan.  Twitter live chatfrom 12-1 pm eastern standard time. Irrepressible Twitter conversation.

Bonus content: a new digital literacy politics.

I’m looking forward to your thoughts!

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5 Responses to Today in the Open Learning MOOC: fake news and crap detection

  1. Stephens, Lisa says:

    Hi Bryan,
    If it’s helpful, feel free to pass along that there are a few other courses out there to help as well. “Metaliteracy” is a MOOC by Tom Mackey (SUNY Empire State) and Trudi Jacobson (SUNY U. Albany), and “Making Sense of the News: News Literacy for Digital Citizens” a MOOC co-creates by Stony Brook U. & Hong Kong U. All on Coursera.

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. VanessaVaile says:

    Will the hangout be archived on YouTube or the Connected Learning site?

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