Courses Focusing on Media Literacy and Civic Engagement
KQED Learning has launched a new online hub with free professional learning courses and resources focused on media literacy and civic engagement in the digital world. The courses include “Media Foundations,” “Podcasting with Youth Radio,” “Making Interactive Comics,” “Visual Storytelling Essentials,” “Making Interactive Maps,” and “Taking Charge of Social Media.”
Project Look Sharp, a program of Humanities & Sciences at Ithaca College, has developed a series of freeconstructivist media-decoding lessons that teach critical thinkingskills about COVID-19–related topics.
MediaWise is a nonprofit, nonpartisan project from the Poynter Institute empowering people of all ages to be more critical consumers of content online. The program teaches young people nationwide key digital literacy skills to spot misinformation and disinformation so they can make decisions based on facts, not fiction.
Filament Games has curated several freelearning games in multiple subjects, including life science, media literacy, and women in STEM. For example, the OculusgameBreaking Boundaries in Scienceis a virtual-reality celebration of some of history’s most renowned women in the STEM arena.