In a push-back towards individuals who can’t inform an actual information supply from an amphetamine-laden hamster with a Tumblr weblog, San Francisco public radio station KQED this week introduced it’s launching a free workshop and self-paced online course to assist enhance media literacy. The sources are aimed toward Ok-12 educators and other people who’re concerned with instructing media, however are freely accessible to different followers of media nerdery and enemies of pretend information alike.
Finishing the course leads to a PBS Media Literacy Educator micro-credential, which is a step towards getting the complete Media Literacy Educator Certificaton, which is a set of eight micro-credentials spanning a variety of media creation and evaluation subjects.
Personally, I consider one module specifically — “Analyzing Media Messages: Bias, Motivation and Production Choices” — must be obligatory for everybody earlier than they go wherever close to a Twitter or Fb account, however maybe that’s simply the pinko leftie communist mainstream media journalist in me talking…
If you happen to’re curious or simply wish to brush up in your media literacy for the weekend — right here’s your probability!