Sunday, March 31, 2019

Last day to enroll in: Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World #infolit

Apologies for not blogging this sooner. April 1st 2019 is the last day you can enroll in a 6 week MOOC that started on March 18 2019, Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World. "In this course, you will gain insights to recognize your own biases and identify preconceptions in today’s dynamic social information environment. Through metaliteracy, you will practice self-reflective, metacognitive processes and reexamine fixed mindsets. Together, we will consider the importance of facts and expertise in reinventing a truthful world based on inclusive communities of trust. This course will empower you to be a reflective consumer and a creative, responsible producer of information, and to raise and share your voice in this post-truth milieu. " The themes for each week are:
Module 1: Empowering Yourself for the Post-Truth World
Module 2: Who Are the Experts?
Module 3: Can We Build Trust Online?
Module 4: False Representations in Constructed Media
Module 5: Raising and Sharing Our Voices
Module 6: Reinventing a Truthful World
Tutors include: Tom Mackey (Professor, SUNY Empire State College) and Trudi Jacobson (Distinguished Librarian, University at Albany, SUNY). Go to
Photo by Sheila Webber: spring blossom, Blackheath, March 2019

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