Self-directed fact-checking course

| January 18, 2021

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The MediaWise for Seniors course is a self-guided online course that you can take at your own pace to learn about media literacy and fact-checking. It is aimed at seniors, but the lessons are relevant to people of any age.

In the course, you will:

  • Complete activities, readings, and quizzes to your practice fact-checking skills on your own time.
  • Watch media literacy tutorials by veteran journalists Christiane Amanpour and Joan Lunden.
  • Feel more confident finding facts on Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • Help your loved ones stop the spread of misinformation online.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Spot the seven types of misinformation and explain why someone shared them.
  • Verify the images and videos you encounter on the internet.
  • Identify and consume online news responsibly.
  • Fact-check social media posts using the tools and techniques professional fact-checkers use.
  • Report false information on each social media platform.
  • Operate as a good digital citizen and explain to others the pitfalls of sharing misinformation.
  • Teach loved ones how to fact-check on their own.

This is a self-directed course and available on-demand. Interested people can enroll at any time and take the course at their own pace.

The cost for this course is $29.95 US.

For more information and to enroll, see