In response to people who couldn’t tell the difference between a real news source and an amphetamine hamster with Tumblr, a San Francisco public radio station. CCED launched this week free seminar and online course for self-study promote media literacy. The resources are intended for K-12 educators and others who are involved in media education, but are freely available to other fans of media nerds and opponents of fake news.
Completion of the course leads to a PBS Media Literacy Educator micro-accreditation, which is a step towards obtaining a full Media Literacy Teacher Certificatewhich is a set of eight micro-accounts covering a range of media creation and analysis topics.
Personally, I think one module in particular…Media reporting analysis: bias, motivation and production choice“should be mandatory for everyone before they approach a Twitter or Facebook account, but maybe it’s just the pink-left mainstream media communist journalist in me saying…
If you’re curious or just want to brush up on your media literacy over the weekend, this is your chance!
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