Evaluating News and Other Sources

This short online micro course was designed to help older high school and college students understand and assess bias and evaluate sources. Credo Education released this open micro course in response to concerns over students’ inability to identify fake news stories, however, it can help build information literacy and critical thinking skills for any purpose. The course consists of two modules: Bias and Assumption, and Evaluating Sources. Each module includes 4 to 5 lessons with explanatory text, videos, and scenarios to practice making informed choices, and ends with a short quiz.

Educators may use quizzes to gauge student’s current level of information literacy or let students take the whole course to improve these skills.

Source Organization: Credo Education

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