SMaRT-EU short course on disinformation available for all
The SMaRT-EU Project has the goal to create a Social Media Resilience Toolkit. SMaRT-EU is an intergenerational project providing tools, suggestions and resources to train young people, older people and also the intermediaries who work with them. The purpose is to inform and develop the intermediaries who work with these groups.
A short blended learning course has been produced on misinformation, fake news, algorithms, pedagogic attitudes, etc. The course is freely available to all and for participants to take the course at their own pace. Participants can follow only part of the course or all of it– choosing the topics that are most valuable for them. The course also offers the possibility to quickly get access to some theoretical concepts and/or to dive deeper providing extra exercises and tools.
The course content relies on many of the outputs and lessons learned from the SMaRT-EU project, as well as the experience and knowledge of partner organisations; for example from the workshops and focus groups conducted with educators, youngsters and elderly people.
The course has 5 modules:
- “Introduction” a brief description of the topics that will be covered in the course, how the course works.
- “What is fake news and why do people believe it”, some theoretical concepts on fake news, and why people believe news that is not trustworthy.
- “What is the role of social media”, the mechanisms behind search engines and social media platforms.
- “Different approaches for different groups”, working with elderly people or youngsters or intergenerationally.
- “Our own power and responsibility” emphasises that each and every one of us can have an impact and play a role in this story.
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