Course Description

Credit Validation for KQED Participants Only

Prepare your students to be savvy online researchers by giving them the tools they need to distinguish facts from misinformation. Gain confidence and resources for teaching how to evaluate information and spot unreliable sources. In this free, hands-on course you will evaluate online sources like a professional fact checker, practice lateral reading and other fact-checking methods centered on a topic relevant to you and your curriculum or content area, unpack how to recognize both reliable and unreliable sources whether researching online or scrolling social media, and create a lesson plan on any aspect of online source evaluation to build students’ online research and evaluation skills in a way that aligns with your curriculum goals.

You can register for this free course at https://teach.kqed.org/p/evaluating-sources.

Learner Outcomes

  • Practice current best practices to assess the accuracy and credibility of online sources in a variety of formats
  • Gain strategies to support student in using search engines and evaluating the quality of online news and information sources
  • Understand what misinformation, disinformation and propaganda are, the dangers of each, and how to combat them
  • Create a lesson plan or online source evaluation activity that build students’ ability to evaluate online sources for accuracy and credibility

Course Details

Number of Units: 0.5 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators in all subject areas who want to develop skills and confidence with media making and media literacy.

Directions to Enrolled Participants for University Credit:  Submit your Certificate of Completion by email to pce-cv@sandiego.edu after enrolling for credit and completing the course to receive your official transcript.

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU CV credit (0.5 units) $39.50
Available for Extension Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: December 31, 2024 (11:59pm PT)

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