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Feb 01, 2019 2019-02-01

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Video Series for Evaluating Digital Information

Crash Course is an educational YouTube channel started by the Green brothers, Hank Green and John Green, who are notable for their VlogBrothers channel. Crash Course has been working with MediaWise, a project from the nonprofit Poynter Institute for Media Studies, to help students evaluate the accuracy of digital information in a 10-episode series on Navigating Digital Information. The curriculum was developed by the Stanford History Education Group and is based around research on civic online reasoning that the group began in 2015. The 10 episodes are designed to help viewers learn how to interact with the internet the way professional fact-checkers do, and along the way come to understand some of the problems with how information feeds are working, and how they can tack against the prevailing winds of misinformation. “Introduction to Online Information,” the first episode of Crash Course Navigating Digital Information, is available for viewing.

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